Monday, August 29, 2005

When's Yuvan spinning that shit up for real?

I am currently listening to this (thanks to Nithya's recco for the whole album, which I strongly second). Personally speaking, YSR seems to be good at this genre. Another of his earlier numbers, this one from Raam, was impressive too. For some reason, I listened to Boom Boom only when I watched the movie and it did not stick. But I saw the movie twice on successive days and soon I was humming it all day. Ok, parts of the song did make me cringe - especially the references to Britney Spears, Norah Jones and George Michael, but it helped that the song was picturized very well and that made me react positively.

Nithya says she does not exactly care for Yuvan's voice usually and yeah, I agree to this too. His screeching is definitely cringe worthy (case at point 18 Vayathil in Kadhal Konden, Idhu Kadhala from Thulluvatho Ilamai and the yodelling in Nizhanil Nijamum from Raam). But his voice is unusual and suits these two numbers, possessing Shaggy-esque tonal traits, if you ask (the "inexperienced in hip hop or any other kind of non-Indian music") me.

I remember reading sometime ago (on one of The Hindu's Take Two series of articles?) that he was working on a Tamil hip hop album. Going by these two singles, that album could set trends.

Hey yo, Yuvan, you there? Yeah? Spin that shit up... soon!

10 comments:

Nithya Swaminathan said...

dint know it was yuvan who sang boom boom also... i liked it a lot, like u say, good picturization... a neatly choreographed number... but the song that blew me away in Raam was Nizhalinai Nijamum!!! fabulous! And the background score in the movie was top class!

thennavan said...

I am a little out of the Kollywood music circuit now. With people like you, Nithya, Ram, Guru and the others filling us up with the latest, I guess I am never too far from the latest news :-)

anantha said...

Thennavan: Actually I am also out of the circuit, except for ARR and IR. The rest I get from reccos such as Nithya's. :)

Nithya: Yup, Nizhanil Nijamum was fabs. And the female version too...Nice and fresh female voice. But am a solid Yesudas fan so I am torn between Nizhanil and Arariraro!

Sheks said...

hi, came frm magixncurses' blog.
Yuvan is horrible when it comes to singing.illayaraja was better off.

Swapna said...

Anti...
Yuvan singing is not all that bad....How abt "Poi Solla" from April Madhathil....I think that was sung really well...inspite of some shruthi deviations...that itself added to the life of the song...

anantha said...

Soap: The only song from April Madhathil that I have heard is "Bit Adippom". But nee sollara. I will go and listen.

Sheks: Not always, I guess.

Filbert said...

Agree completely with soap. 'Poi Solla' will easily make into any 'Best of Yuvan melodies' CD. I liked the song primarily bcos of Yuvan's husky voice.

Swapna said...

Naane thaan...:P
3 P's aaa...adhu enna, enaku marandhu poche....

visithra said...

I went looking for the cassete yday - the shopowners blinked at me! :(( still not released

anantha said...

Visit: You mean Kanda Naal Mudhal? Onga oorla ellam late ;)

Soap: Public a sollanuma? ROTFL... vendam... online vandha send me a msg, i might be invisible. We can touch bases then... :D

Filbert: Will listen...:)