Kolamaavu Kokila – CoCo (Music review), Tamil – Anirudh

Sean Roldan’s grungy voice goes wonderfully with the moody tune of Edhuvaraiyo! Anirudh rolls out his mysterious, Moby-style backgrounds only after the first minute, raising the stakes! Kalyaana Vayasu, sung by Anirudh himself, is incredibly catchy. Sivakarthikeyan’s lyrics seem influenced by Simbu, particularly that ‘Wait pannava’ line! In Orey Oru, when Anirudh goes, ‘Sathamaai naan azhudhithaan’, the melody harks back to his Naanum Rowdy Thaan association with Vignesh ShivN who wrote the lyrics for this one! Keba’s guitar is a legitimate third voice, and the composer scores in the way he layers Jonita’s singing in a different pitch besides his own. Anirudh also handles Thittam Poda Theriyala exceptionally well. The repetitive hooks are addictive, while the sitar-led interludes are scintillating. Kabiskabaa Coco – The Gibberish Song and its soul twin, Gun-In Kadhal, are absolutely zany and delightful! The former kicks in with a Raja-style retro prelude, but moves on to R.D.Burman’s zone even as Arunraja’s singing itself is much like MS Viswanathan style! The latter has Vijay Yesudas tempering the glitzy sounds with his softer verses, while Arunraja Kamaraj goes delightfully berserk, including the punchy Kabiskabaa Coco hook! Kolamaavu Kokila (CoCo) is Anirudh at his best, producing massively entertaining music!

Keywords: Kolamaavu Kokila (CoCo), Anirudh, 200, #200

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