The Mohit Chauhan is here with his first solo album. As all know, he was lead singer of band Silk Route, back in nineties. Later disbanded and succeeded in films, Mohit has finally got his dream album. Which we can feel by the tracks. None of the tracks from the album matches his current work in movies. Each track is weaved to another and is totally different. [read Awesome]. In most songs strings plays main lead.
Title track 'Fitoor' has peppy yet 'rock' flavor, instantly likable. Next 'Challeya' has similar pace, but the word Challeya used in a way its lovely. As haunting as it can get, with next track 'Sajna'. Prelude of the track instantly reminds of Lucky Ali's work, but Mohit leads the track with continuous drum beats. Perfect song for a mysterious night.
A love ballad, 'Musafir' is sure to melt your heart. It would be awesome if this track would be re-recorded with a female voice. Would be fantastic. And a song to please your girl, 'Uff Yeh Nazaara' brings back the oldies' fav words 'Chand' and 'Chakor'. Another finesse comes in form of 'Meri Tarah' with its drool-worthy guitar strings, mouth organ and whistling sounds - its worth listen at late nights.
Starting with sound of thunders and rain 'Maai Ni meriye' promises soothing ride. The autobiographical punjabi track talks about Shimla, Chamba and Kasauli - all beautiful hill stations of Northern India. Reminds of childhood memories. 'Jeene De' starts soft and gives glimpses of rock in between. 'Main hoon Baadal' talks about separation, togetherness and longing. Album concludes with 'Babaji' a track which talks about memories. Though I don't know what places are there which are used in lyrics, the track has such naughty inquisitiveness, it makes it enjoyable.
Indipop is slowly dying since last few years. So sad it is. Thank God, for such albums. Kudos to Mohit Chauhan. Who, without any worries about success of the album, has come up with such different yet fabulous album. A must have for all those, who miss Indipop as much as I do.
My Rating : 4.5 / 5 stars
My Picks : Musafir, Sajna, Meri Tarah, Maai Ni Meriye.
Music Credits : Drummer - Kenny, Guitar - Saurav, Subhash Pradhan on Acoustic Guitar and backing vocals, Vishal on Keyboards and Manas Choudhary on Bass, Didgeridoo.