Music review: Udaan (Indipop – Prayag)

Bas karo‘s guitar-loaded Raghupati raghav opening seems gimmicky since the rest of the track, while perfectly competent, sounds disjoint. Langoor chala is funny and the angsty tune works pretty well, while Kal akele sounds like one of the better Pakistani rock ballads. Daud‘s soaring guitar is brilliantly layered over a catchy tune and the title song is fantastic, with its unusual rhythm-tune combo. Kehdo kabhi, unfortunately feels flat, while Raaste too tries hard, with a plain tune and an embarrassing hey hey humming to boot. Prayag’s Udaan is definitely not path breaking – but reinvents desi rock with quite a zing!

Keywords: Prayag, Udaan, Pranab Gohain, SWapnil Bhumkar, Virendra G Kaith, Prasad Ruparel, Sumit Bhattacharya