A little over a month ago, Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy regaled us with his terrific track “Nee Aruge”. The prolific composer and music producer is back with his latest track “Vaazhvile” featuring Kevin Fernando on vocals, and that’s what we are reviewing here.
“Vaazhvile” is a bittersweet take on the mundane routine of life and hoping for a better tomorrow. The song very much echoes what is happening in India right now. Everywhere you turn, people are dying and have no choice but to stay indoors with lockdowns in place. People are stuck in a destructive cycle, not knowing when the chains will break free or when a new day will begin. But through all this chaos, we have discovered that all we need are the basics – Love, Family and Friends. We all need a shoulder to cry on, share our worries with and face the world together, not letting go of one another. “Vaazhvile” talks about how love is all we need, to stay in the present and not worry about the problems that are weighing us down. This too shall pass.
Listening to “Vaazhvile”, it is obvious that Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy’s indie journey continues to evolve at a steady pace. Throughout his career in the film industry and the indie scene, Ashwin has always come off as an intelligent, deeply thoughtful artist and performer. This shift to more introspective material merely confirms not only his latent talent but also that, with “Vaazhvile”, his journey in the Indie scene continues to be in the ascendancy.
Kevin Fernando’s breezy vocals add a lot of character to the well written lyrics and help the listeners connect with the words better (as long as they understand Tamil). However, even if you don’t understand the language, you can feel the emotions flowing through his performance. Music is a language on its own after all.
To help connect more deeply with the music, ’Vaazhvile’ has been mixed for Dolby Atmos®. The team is thrilled to have ‘Vaazhvile’ be the first to use this immersive technology for a Tamil independent music release. Instruments mixed in Dolby Atmos® stereo go beyond left and right channels and get precisely placed all around you, enveloping and fully immersing you in the sound. Use headphones for the best results.
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