Are you hooked on to the tracks “Saturday Saturday”or “Iski Uski”? Then you are surely under the spell of the lady with the golden voice, Akriti Kakkar. The Kolkata born Punjabi singer who has not only mesmerized the audiences at the national level, but has also won hearts of the Bengali music lovers released her new single titled “Kolkata Diaries”. Present at the music launch ceremony were Joy Sarkar, Lopamudra Mitra, Raghab, Tanmoy Bose, Samidh and Sidhartha Ray.
Speaking at the occasion, Akriti said “This is my humble tribute to Bengali listeners who have given me so much love and appreciation for my work. Hence I thought of paying respect to the people with this single. This song is like a literal homecoming for me. Kolkata is like my second home. I would also like to thank Lopamudra di for helping me out with the song Hrid Majharey rakbo and also giving me valuable inputs that have helped me sing it more melodiously”.
Akriti Kakkar Single Kolkata Diaries Launched in Kolkata (You tube)
Joy Sarkar who has composed the music for the singles said “I don’t know whether to thank or not to thank Lopamudra. Jokes apart it was during Zee Bangla’s show that the thought of doing this single struck our mind. We thought of blending the Hindi lyrics with the Bengali ones so as to reach out to a wider audience”.
Tanmoy Bose who had met Akriti at a musical concert in Seychelles was highly appreciative of her musical abilities. The tabla maestro also highlighted that singles will indeed be the future of music as this will help stop piracy.
The video of the song has been directed by Chirag Arora. The lyrics of the song have been written by Manoj Yadav who is immensely popular for his songs in Coke Studio and also for Akshay Kumar’s film Boss. The music of the single has been composed by Joy Sarkar.
The single will be released on the 31st of July by Zee Music with an exclusive launch on radio stations alongside SAREGAMAPA on Zee Bangla.