Kolkata-based M Sonic is set to release a new single
WITH 19 YEARS of rock music under their belt, M-Sonic, who shot to fame by becoming a finalist in India’s Got Talent in 2009, will soon have you swaying to their new single — a slow ballad, Dil Ki Zubaan.
At the ibis Music concert held at ibis Kolkata, Rajarhat, the fourmember rock band with roots in Assam, spoke about their upcoming single, reflecting on their previous album Khoj, and more. Led by Mainak Nandy, who started the band in Assam in 2000 with three other friends, M-Sonic has released two albums already. Talking about their first album Khoj (2012) whose song Xeema w a s featured on MTV Indies, he reflects, “The album is very close to my heart and it was penned by Ibsonlal Baruah, a famous lyricist in Assam. The song is about border problems of the seven states of North East. It’s an Assamese album and I composed the tunes for all the songs and sang as well. Mainak moved to Kolkata in 2013 and M-Sonic got a new dimension with new members from the state. The current line-up includes Prasun Bhattacharya (guitarist), Sujoy Maitra (bassist) and Rana Ghosh (Drums).
Talking about the new single, Mainak emphasises that though the band sings covers and Hindi songs they are a true-blue rock band. Humming the new single which sounds like a soft romantic number from a Bollywood film, he says, “It’s a love song and though it will sound more like a Bollywood hit it has much more soul. It’s not loud but it’s melodious. Everybody will love it.” The band also creates interesting mash-ups with different genres — like their popular version o f A R Rahman’s groovy Chaiyaan Chaiyaan blending with the upbeat Satrangi Re and Rabda Jogi. “My purpose of blending songs is to entertain people. I can mix songs with different scales and different genres and the synthesis is quite interesting when rock beats are infused,” says the band’s frontman who is not looking to return to regional notes. The band has performed in major cities across India and has also enthralled music enthusiasts in Singapore, China and Dhaka. The band’s new single will be released shortly