“IT IS A BOND THAT SHOULD BE TREASURED” SAYS SINGER, COMPOSER SHIVRANI SOMAIA
13th May, 2017 in Mumbai- The launch saw the presence of Anup Jalota, Suresh Wadkar, Padma Wadkar.
UK born and raised creative entrepreneur, Shivrani Somaia who has a series of non-filmy theme tracks under her music banner Shivaa Sounds, composed and sang her debut single ‘Maai-ri’ a light Indian pop number dedicated to all the mothers across the globe “Maai-ri’ is the first track released and will be globally available from 14th May. “The composition and lyrics are intended to be simple and catchy”, says Somaia. “This track is particularly close to my heart as it is a collaboration between my mother Vandana Somaia (who is also a vocalist) and I”
Singer, Composer, Shivrani Somaia has managed to beautifully intertwine music with poetry to produce a sentimental track which touches a chord within the heart when listening to it. A very pure and genuine song accompanied by contemporary arrangement and acoustic instruments enhancing the deep and meaningful lyrics which will propel you to shed a tear or two and feel nostalgic. It’s a song which makes you think, smile, shed a tear or two, nostalgic. Shivrani Somaia delivers vocals as rich and as solemn as you will hear for a long time. The lyrics of the song is so simple yet out of this world.
“The role of a mother in the life of an individual is multifaceted and unique to each one of us. It is a bond that should be treasured. Normally it is a mother that sings a soothing lullaby to pacify the child, ‘Maai-ri’ is an attempt to shift the paradigm whereby it is the child lamenting the mother in thanks and praise of her lifelong sacrifice. ‘Maai-ri’ is all set to release on the 14th May” adds Shivrani Somaia
Song title: MAAI-RI; Composer: Shivrani Somaia (& Prithvi Gandharv); Vocalists: Shivrani Somaia and Vandana Somaia; Music Arrangement: Durgesh Rajbhatt; Lyricist: Niket Pandey; Sound Engineer: Avdhoot Wadkar
Shivrani Somaia was born in London to a family of musicians and from the age of 4 has been studying, practising and performing music. Having being raised within an Indian family in the UK, Shivrani has developed a diverse range of musical knowledge combining both Western and Eastern influences.
Shivrani Somaia began her musical journey with intense piano training from a young age, which was soon coupled with western vocal classes. As time went on, it was important for her to also focus time and attention on Hindustani vocal training to help enhance her repertoire. More recently Shivrani has chosen to use her musical foundation to begin a series of non-filmy theme tracks, with deep topical subject matter.