Singer-songwriter Sanah Moidutty has discovered a silver lining in the pandemic. After a protracted wait, the Mumbai-based artiste has lastly “officially” made her début in Malayalam with ‘Athira Raavil’, which she has sung with Ok S Harishankar for the upcoming movie Anandakalyanam. The song was launched on YouTube just lately.
Sanah has already made her mark in a number of languages however she says this milestone feels “special” to her. Born to Malayali mother and father in Mumbai, her discography and collaborations thus far haven’t boasted any in her mom tongue. This, regardless of her massive fan following in Kerala due to her groovy covers of bygone chartbusters in Malayalam.
“I’m delighted about this début. I’m happy to be identified as not just a singer of covers, but also a playback artiste in Malayalam,” she says with a chuckle.
Anandakalyanam has music by Rajesh Babu Ok. Lyrics are by Nishant Kodamana. Sanah says the alternative to sing ‘Athira Raavil’ got here knocking at her door a while after she launched the music video of her cowl of ‘Karutha Penne’ from the Mohanlal-starrer Thenmavin Kombathu. “After this, in reality, I additionally recorded one other song for the upcoming Malayalam film Varayan, for which the music is by Prakash Alex,” says the singer, not desirous to disclose the observe’s title but.
Sanah says the composer was searching for a contemporary feminine voice after recording Harishankar’s portion for ‘Athira Raavil’. Once she got here on-board, Sanah recorded her portion in Mumbai. “Singing with such a talented artiste adds value to the project,” she says, including that the duo has not met in particular person but due to the pandemic.
Having grown up completely in Mumbai, Sanah does admit to needing a little bit of help with her Malayalam pronunciation. “I speak in my mother tongue at home… but yes, I do face a bit of a problem. My dad helps me out with pronunciation and I often sit with him and get it all cleaned up before I sing a song. As regards playbacks, of course, the respective music director would be there to help me out,” she says.
Three weeks again, Sanah introduced out one other Malayalam cowl — ‘Choolamadichu’ from Summer in Bethlehem, initially crooned by KS Chitra. This time, the video was shot by her sister on the terrace of their dwelling in Mumbai.
Apart from Varayan, Sanah says she has just a few covers and originals in the pipeline. Otherwise, as the pandemic retains her indoors, she has been busy recording scratch vocals (reference tracks for music producers) at dwelling.