Celebrated filmmaker and composer Sanjay Leela Bhansali has released his first original music album titled ‘Sukoon.’ The album features 9 original compositions featuring award-winning Indian singers Shreya Ghoshal and Armaan Malik among others.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has previously created music for his films “Guzaarish,” “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela,” “Bajirao Mastani,” “Padmaavat,” and “Gangubai Kathiawadi.” He was conferred with the coveted Indian National Award under the category ‘Best Music Director’ for the soundtrack of “Padmaavat.”
Bhansali has been at the forefront of creating impactful music for his films and has introduced some of the most talented and popular singers of Indian music such as Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh.
It took the maestro almost two years to curate the songs and complete his album, which he presents as an ode to the Queen of Melody, Lata Mangeshkar.
In addition to Shreya Ghoshal and Armaan Malik, singers Rashid Khan, Sahil Hada, Papon, Pratibha Baghel, and Madhubanti Bagchi have come together to render the playlist of Sukoon.
Ghalib Hona Hai
Speaking about his song Armaan shared, “I am really excited about Ghalib Hona Hai because it’s truly an honor to sing a composition by Sanjay Leela Bhansali sir. I have dreamt of working on a collaboration with him for a very long time and finally the world will get to experience this audio-visual treat! Vocally, Sanjay sir has explored a very different side of me and I’m glad that he pushed me beyond my limits to give my absolute best; nothing short of it. Everyone involved with Sukoon has been eagerly waiting for this album to see the light of day for the longest time and now, the world can make this their own.”
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO OF GHALIB HONA HAI HERE:
Tujhe Bhi Chand and Qaraar
From making her singing debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s iconic movie “Devdas” to giving her melodious voice for “Gangubai Kathiwadi” and now with Tujhe Bhi Chand and Qaraar, Shreya will make you fall in love with her voice all over again. Speaking about her association with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shreya shared, “I have been working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali sir since I was 16 and I cannot be more grateful towards him for always believing in me. ‘Sukoon’ is yet another masterpiece by him that will change the take on Ghazals in this Morden Era.”
Dard Pattharon Ko
Speaking on working for Sukoon, Papon shared, “I have a special place for ghazals in my heart. Collaborating with Mr. Bhansali on such a heartfelt album, which is his first original music album, has been a pleasure and an honor. There are so many other talented artists featured on it as well. I am sure it will be a treat to the listeners. Looking forward to all the love it’s going to receive.”
Gham Na Hone
Rashid Khan shared, “Working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali always brings out the best in us. This Sukoon album is one of a kind.”
Har Ek Baat
Har Ek Baat is sung by Pratibha Baghel, known for her mastery of soulful ditty. The lyrics are written by Ghalib. Speaking about her song Pratibha shared, “Super thrilled & honored to be a part of the Maestro Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s musical creation. It is nothing but a dream come true.”
Muskurahat and Siva Tere (Male)
Talking about his association with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shail Hada shared, “Souls search Sukoon. When music & melancholy is created within the soul and it touches other’s souls that’s what I call Sukoon, and that’s what Sir Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s album Sukoon is all about for me.”
Siva Tere (Female)
Speaking about her association with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Madhubanti Bagchi said, “It was an honor to be featured in Sir’s first non-film album along with some of the best artists of our country. Hope the album receives love and admiration from the listeners as well.”
The album is live on all leading streaming services and is released by Saregama.