Vishal Mishra’s single ‘Aaj Bhi’ featuring Ali Fazal and Surbhi Jyoti is a bittersweet song of love


Vishal Mishra, the music composer identified for his work in movies reminiscent of Kabir Singh and Saand ki Aankh, lately unveiled his second impartial single ‘Aaj Bhi’ in collaboration with VYRL Originals. The song written by Vishal has a video featuring actors Ali Fazal and Surbhi Jyoti, directed by Gurmeet Singh (who directed the net collection Mirzapur). The song exhibits the lead actors by chance assembly years after they’ve moved aside, invoking bittersweet recollections of their relationship.

“I wrote the song to capture the moments of comfort and unapologetic love we feel for someone from the past,” says Vishal.

The unique plan was to unveil the song and the video in March but it surely took a while, and the nationwide lockdown was introduced to forestall the unfold of COVID-19 pandemic. Art in all kinds — books, music, cinema, and wonderful artwork — has been a calming balm throughout lockdown and Vishal asserts, “any time is right for good music.”

He needed the lyrics to be conversational, mirroring earnest feelings one tends to really feel about lengthy misplaced love. “We all go through those moments where we could be happy in life but still miss that someone special,” explains Vishal. The song stems from a area of mutual respect and is devoted to those that have moved on respectfully from a relationship and nurture fond recollections.

Vishal Mishra and actor Surbhi Jyoti  
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This is Vishal’s second impartial song for VYRL Originals, which is Universal Music India’s platform that promotes non-film music. His first song for the platform was ‘Sajna Ve’.

The composer was a half of the discussions for the music video and shares that he, director Gurmeet, the actors, and Vinit Thakkar (the COO of Universal Music India and South Asia), had been on the identical web page: “The composer, director, producer, and everyone needs to be equally restless while putting out a work of art to get the best results. Our discussions were focussed on how to convey the song’s emotional meaning through the video,” he says.

The video was filmed in January, at Karnal, Chandigarh and a few areas of Punjab: “It was winter, cold, and life was prettier,” he says, referring to the time earlier than the pandemic set in.

On set, Vishal noticed the forged and crew being visibly moved whereas filming a few parts. Just a few additionally opened as much as share their private tales.

The story unravelling within the song doesn’t have a particular finish. The two characters recall previous recollections, and undergo a rush of feelings. That’s how Vishal needed it to be: “In the song, he (Ali Fazal) expresses that he feels no pain; in fact he cannot clearly remember what it had been like to be in her presence, and wonders why he still misses her.”

Vishal enjoys the liberty and individuality of impartial music, the place he is not sure by another person’s script as in cinema, however affirms that be it movie or impartial music, he does it with all his coronary heart: “Music is too divine to be pursued without liking it,” he sums up.

(‘Aaj Bhi’ is obtainable on YouTube’s VRYL Originals channel)

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