‘Gal Sun was written 4 months before Humsafar’

By Bryan Durham - May 17, 2018

‘Gal Sun was written 4 months before Humsafar’

Akhil Sachdeva on his latest track, his upcoming music and more…

Singer-composer Akhil Sachdeva may have injured himself while shooting an action scene for his new song Gal Sun, but it was definitely worth it. His debut non-film single released through T-Series, is a love ballad he composed and sang, but was penned by Manoj Muntashir.

You see him in his rockstar avatar in the accompanying video, as Nasha Boy, which happens to be his moniker from his days in his Delhi-based band.

The song sees him deal with some anger management issues and love travails (pretty heavy stuff, we know), but it’s his folksy, soothing voice and the soulful lyrics that do the trick.

Then, there’s the fact that he wrote and composed Humsafar from Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya. While this track is being released as an independent single, we’ve learned that it will be part of a film at some point.

Excerpts from our chat:
How did Gal Sun come to be?
The song was written and composed three years back and I think people know me right now by my debut song ‘Humsafar’. I want to tell them that this song was written four months before I made Humsafar. It was that phase in my life where I was in a happy, peaceful state of mind. It was that moment my relations with people around me and my state of mind was what got me to write these songs.

You say that these two songs are among other songs you have written. What about it?
We already shot my next song in Mauritius two weeks back. It is slated to be released in July.

How important was it to have Manoj on board?
I am very new to this industry. It has been a year though and I haven’t even shifted properly. Getting out to this song, which was there with me for so long, initially, I was inhibited about somebody else coming on board to change the lyrics. But then I was told that Manoj Sir was doing it. I am his fan and so when he wrote the song, I didn’t even think for a second time that it shouldn’t have been done in such a way. He has written it amazingly and the best part is that whatever he has written, they aren’t commonly used words. They are simple, hummable and can be remembered.

How did you narrow down to this particular location?
There were three videos shot there. It is not exactly the Greece that people know of. It was shot on this isolated island called Chania. It is really beautiful and unexplored. I think the best part about shooting the video there was a countryside feel to it and well-designed for a music video to be shot.

What music genre would you say you are most confident with?
I don’t know if this is truly a genre that exists because there used to be Sufi and Rock (separately). I think I am the first artist to ever do “Sufi Rock”. I think Sufi means purity, so soul comes into the picture and I think I sing from my soul and my aim is to reach to your soul.

Are we going to see you in any more Bollywood films?
These songs are going to be back in films for sure and the next film I am doing, T-Series will get into a film as well.

Would you do a remix?
As long as the treatment of the song is done soulfully, I will definitely sing. I would definitely want to sing “Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me Khayaal Aata Hai” and “Intehaa Ho Gayi Intezaar Ki”.

Interview with Akhil Sachdeva on his single 'Gal Sun'

‘Gal Sun was written 4 months before Humsafar’Akhil Sachdeva on his latest track, his upcoming music and more…Bryan Durham Singer-composer Akhil Sachdeva may have injured himself while shooting an action scene for his new song Gal Sun, but it was definitely worth it. His debut non-film single released through T-Series, is a love ballad he composed and sang, but was penned by Manoj Muntashir.You see him in his rockstar avatar in the accompanying video, as Nasha Boy, which happens to be his moniker from his days in his Delhi-based band.The song sees him deal with some anger management issues and love travails (pretty heavy stuff, we know), but it’s his folksy, soothing voice and the soulful lyrics that do the trick.Then, there’s the fact that he wrote and composed Humsafar from Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya. While this track is being released as an independent single, we’ve learned that it will be part of a film at some point.Excerpts from our chat:How did Gal Sun come to be?The song was written and composed three years back and I think people know me right now by my debut song 'Humsafar'. I want to tell them that this song was written four months before I made Humsafar. It was that phase in my life where I was in a happy, peaceful state of mind. It was that moment my relations with people around me and my state of mind was what got me to write these songs.You say that these two songs are among other songs you have written. What about it?We already shot my next song in Mauritius two weeks back. It is slated to be released in July. How important was it to have Manoj on board?I am very new to this industry. It has been a year though and I haven't even shifted properly. Getting out to this song, which was there with me for so long, initially, I was inhibited about somebody else coming on board to change the lyrics. But then I was told that Manoj Sir was doing it. I am his fan and so when he wrote the song, I didn't even think for a second time that it shouldn't have been done in such a way. He has written it amazingly and the best part is that whatever he has written, they aren't commonly used words. They are simple, hummable and can be remembered. How did you narrow down to this particular location?There were three videos shot there. It is not exactly the Greece that people know of. It was shot on this isolated island called Chania. It is really beautiful and unexplored. I think the best part about shooting the video there was a countryside feel to it and well-designed for a music video to be shot. What music genre would you say you are most confident with?I don't know if this is truly a genre that exists because there used to be Sufi and Rock (separately). I think I am the first artist to ever do “Sufi Rock”. I think Sufi means purity, so soul comes into the picture and I think I sing from my soul and my aim is to reach to your soul. Are we going to see you in any more Bollywood films?These songs are going to be back in films for sure and the next film I am doing, T-Series will get into a film as well. Would you do a remix?As long as the treatment of the song is done soulfully, I will definitely sing. I would definitely want to sing “Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me Khayaal Aata Hai” and “Intehaa Ho Gayi Intezaar Ki”.#GalSun #Akhil #NashaBoy #ManojMuntashir #TSeries #SufiRock #music #soul #greece #song #lovesong #newmusic #interview #MusicUpdates

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