Mili Nair releases a new video, Fooling, from her debut album
She is among those up and coming artistes who effortlessly adapt to different genres and styles of music. Be it playback singing for Bollywood, performing unplugged on Coke Studio, or releasing a pop album that caters to a global audience, Mili Nair is a complete package. Mili recently released the second video from her new album, Written in the Stars. The track, Fooling, shot in Budapest and Stockholm during winter, is about a woman looking for answers when she is in a testing relationship. “It’s about the inner voice and the cold feelings within. So the locations worked out very well because it was extremely cold and complemented the feel of the song,” says Mili.
The first video from the 10-track album that was released in December last year was received very well online. The track, Dream Like A Skylark, is picturised in a studio where Mili is recording with other musicians. “All the tracks have been recorded live with musicians and I believe that’s how music needs to be made,” says the singer-composer. This is the first time Mili has composed for an entire album and has collaborated with musicians such as drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, guitarist Michael Landau, bassist James Genus and Emmy and Grammy award-winning musician/producer George Whitty on the piano.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles. “There is no particular theme to this album. It is about life, situations and stories that have inspired people,” she says. The album has been doing well in different countries including the US, Japan, and Germany. “We are going to restock the CDs in the US, but what’s good to know is that people are still buying CDs,” she enthuses.
For those who follow Bollywood music, Mili is the voice behind one of the soulful numbers, Meethi Boliyaan, from the film Kai Po Che, for which she received several award nominations. Mili was also seen on Coke Studio Season 2, performing with Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan and playback singer Shriram Iyer.
Written in the Stars is available on iTunes and Saavn, and CDs can be ordered on Amazon