Before the New Year rang in, the Petta vs Viswasam fever was already taking over in full, with both albums going on to fetch a huge reach amidst the fans and music lovers. While Kannana Kanney from Viswasam stood out as a memorable melody, almost the entire album of Petta resonated well making it a great start on the whole. Adding to the merry were the songs of Dev, which marked celebrated composer Harris Jayaraj’s return to the deck after a hiatus. The soundtrack which majorly comprised of love songs struck a chord with the youth and is maturing well as the film nears its release date. Going forward, there were almost a dozen other films that let out their single tracks or albums; here are some songs that made a splash on our playlist.
Sagalakala Valli from Kazhugu 2
There are almost 20 good songs that the combination of actor Krishna and composer Yuvan Shankar Raja have given us. Kazhugu’s songs are regulars on music channels even now, and the sequel is expected to repeat the same magic. On first listen, Sagalakala Valli might sound like an everyday number, but it’s really cool how Yuvan interweaves the synths with the drum base that the song has.
Kannamma and Sandaali from Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raaniyum
Ranjit Jeyakodi and Sam CS seem to be forming a great pair, following up the addictive Puriyaadha Pudhir with a compelling soundtrack for this Harish Kalyan starrer. Both Kannamma and Sandaali explore the EDM-trance base very well and turn out to be repeat-worthy tracks. While Anirudh’s vocals silver line the former, the latter has a very nice arrangement of lyrics and dialogue.
Annachi Kondadu from Paris Paris
Amit Trivedi’s first song in the south is a lively, foot-tapping marriage rhythm that brings back the unique voice of Jassie Gift. It’s good to see the composer shying away from rehashing one of his hits, and actually studying the musical scenario to present a fresh composition.
Red Cardu and Paravaigal from Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven
Hip Hop Tamizha, the composer duo who easily resort to the EDM base for most of their works, came out with an addictive club track in Red Cardu. Despite the bossy lines, the song works for how it does not stick to the same route continuously. The soundtrack’s other beauty is Paravaigal which is a familial-turned-star-vehicle with some solid elevations.
Theeradhe from Pancharaaksharam
It’s quite baffling as to how this beautiful track has been overlooked by many. KS Sundaramurthy is quickly turning into a composer to watch out for, and Sid Sriram’s work is great, to say the least.
Very Very Bad from Gypsy
Not a track that you could listen to on repeat, but the lyrics are definitely very brave and amusing at the same time.
Vaa Vellai Raasathi from Kanne Kalaimaane
Just like his other albums for Seenu Ramasamy, Yuvan Shankar Raja pins in a melodious assemblage for Kanne Kalaimaane too. The majority are functional, but Vaa Vellai Raasathi is one that you can’t miss for its trippy and moody nature.
Ethanai Kaalam Dhaan from LKG
MGR’s iconic song gets a neat recreation here. Sean Roldan takes the cake with his peculiar rendition!
The entire album of Mehandi Circus
Just got to give it to Sean Roldan for pulling off a lovely soundtrack with Mehandi Circus. Mesmerizing right from the word go, it proves that simple music can be easily relatable and sweet-sounding in the long run. Songs like Vellattu Kannazhagi, Veyyil Mazhaiye, and Siragi Un Siripaala are purely unmissable.Read More