Babul`s new album for everyday love, not Valentine`s Day only

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2012, 12:11 PM IST

Kolkata: Taking an oblique view of the concept of Valentine`s Day, singer Babul Supriyo said the album `Love in the Air` celebrates the charm of romance every day, not restricting it to one single day.

The album `Love in the Air` features 12 tracks from six singers including Babul Supriyo, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and Alka Yagnik.

"Me, Shaan, Shankar, Alka have different timbre in voices, different tonal style. In totality, if you listen to the 12 songs, you will find love rocks," Babul told PTI today.

"We have been celebrating love on Valentine`s day. But what about the rest of the year? Will we stop loving during the rest of the year?" asked the singer who launched the album, brought out by Reliance Big Digital, here last week.

"Actually, we have borrowed the concept from the West which has no significance in our everyday lives. The `Love in the Air` tracks instead call for celebrating love every day, every moment of your life, not for one singe day," he said.

Babul, who said the caption of the album had not been inspired by the epochal `Love in the air` by Australian pop singer John Paul Young.

It was rather an attempt to celebrate life and love through different styles of presentation by each singer, said the singer of hugely-hit `Sochta Hoon Uska Dil` album.

Taking a dig at the recent chart topper Kolaveri Di, he said: "After Ashadi, Latadi, Nirmaladi, we have Kolaveri Di. So far so good if anybody can be a singer today."

He wondered: "Isn`t there any need to take formal training in music! If the tune is peppy and had right mix, a number could be a hit, but that does not mean, true lyrics are not finding acceptance today. Actually we need good singers more than successful singers."

PTI