I saw my first rain in the United States yesterday. Someone had told me long back, in the US, nothing is permanent. The weather patterns also agree with this. In a few seconds, the sky was enveloped by the dark clouds and before we could realise what was happening, the rain started pouring. I was driving back from work and since it was raining heavily making life difficult for a novice like me, I decided to pull over and listen to my compilation. Yes..this time it was a collection of songs by Shreya. A couple of weeks back, I had mailed her criticising her choice of songs of late and she was really sweet enough to reply hoping she wouldnt disappoint me in future...instead of telling me to mind my own business :-) I never even imagined that a phenom who took the music industry by storm would reply like this. No wonder I like her:-). And according to her mail, I had heard the songs she had mentioned and realised that I had reacted a bit too soon.....Anyways, my compilation had 14 of her songs which according to me, is her best till date.
The first song which played on my music system was Thode badmaash from the movie Saawariya. I had already fallen for Sonam Kapoor's eyes and that with Shreya's voice is a killer combination. I had fallen in love with this song right from day 1 and hearing it with the rain pouring outside was wonderful. Her soft voice, the beautiful lyrics and soothing music (not bad for a debutant music director) were having the desired effect.
The song describes what a woman thinks of her beloved. The only thing missing was a mug of piping hot coffee to go along with the mood. I would say this is a must hear for all music and Shreya lovers out there. In this song, her voice had everything..let it be emotions, love or the pain and yearning....I was totally mesmerised...I was lucky enough to miss the Tsunami by just 5 minutes back in 2004 but this time, the Shreya Tsunami got me totally :-) And I wanted to get swept away on this occassion.(On a personal note, I couldnt help feeling jealous for the man in her life..(errr...if there is one)...who is her BADMAASH!!!!! ;p)
The next one was my evergreen favourite..yup its the song from Ankahee :-) and possibly her best one till date... the rains were gettting worse but I was enjoying every single moment then. As soon as the song went on air, I was transported to my dreamland. I always get a recurring dream when I hear this number. I feel I am walking among the clouds searching for the voice I was hearing. At the end of my walk, I see a rainbow which says my search ends here. I snapped out of my reverie as the song ended and I noticed that much to my annoyance and relief(Annoyance because now I had to drive not concentrating on the music and relief as I can reach home now), the skies were clearing and before I realized this, the dark clouds vanished.
I started the ignition of my car when something caught my eye. It was one of the most beautiful visuals I had seen in my entire life. Right in front of me, were 3 rainbows; two of them were concentric and the third one was intersecting them with small white clouds floating between them. I was stunned by what I saw. I never knew that my dream would meet reality in such an emphatic fashion. The rainbows enchanted me with their radiant display of colours and believe me guys, I felt blessed. And that made me fall even more in love with this song :p and I have decided to bug her even more to sing this in her concerts from now on.
I drove home hoping I get to see this wonderful sight again. Maybe this is Gods way of telling me to convey this to her...how much he loves her voice too :-0)...(So when it rains again, I'll listen to her songs :) )I must say God has been really kind for giving her to us and can only pray that she always remains in the pink of her health and all her dreams are desires are fulfilled. Thank You God and ya Shreya........A BIIIIIIG THANKS TO YOU TOO :-) Love your voice even more now.