I felt lucky to get chance to compose a song appreciating Covid frontline workers: Harsh Upadhyay

Music Composer and producer Harsh Upadhyay has composed a song “Lad Lenge” to pay tribute to all the frontline workers who have been tirelessly fighting COVID-19 virus and saving lives

I felt lucky to get chance to compose a song appreciating Covid frontline workers: Harsh Upadhyay

Rhitika Sinha

Multi genre music composer and producer Harsh Upadhyay is a well-known name in the music and film industry too. He has recently composed a song paying tribute to the Covid frontline workers. He says that he aimed at inspiring the youth to come together to fight the pandemic troubles and bringing in optimism all around:

Tell us about your new composition and the whole idea behind it.

Well, the idea was already curated by Varun Dhawan and Rahul shetty before I got a call from them, about creating something of great motivation to dedicate it to our frontline workers who are the real heroes in today’s world saving lives in this horrific pandemic situation in the form of a short composition which can be used to spread positivity amongst all of us through our social medium teaming up with Fast & Up supplements who are the main force behind this plan. This is how I came in the picture and composed this track ‘Lad lenge’. It all came from within naturally as the feeling were quite mutual. “Lad lenge” itself conveys that we wont accept defeat but we will come together and win and once again bounce back to our happy lives.

Your past stint Duniya Sharma Jayegi faced a lot of backlash and troll. What is your take on that?

Well, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. This song had absolutely no intention of hurting anyone’s sentiments. I was the music producer for that particular song and it was one of my best experience working with one of the  finest composers in the industry Vishal sir & Shekhar sir.

What are your views as a composer on Remixes being made of old songs nowadays?

I feel remixes/recreations are good only if the originality and soul of the original song is intact. It is also very important that people related to the original song should be happy with the recreation.

How did you get started?

From past 12 years my team and I are working as music producer/editor for all the major Indian dance reality shows and award shows such as Dance India dance , Dance+ , Jhalak dikhla ja , Nacha baliye , IIFA awards , Filmfare , star screen , star dust , zee cine awards and many more ) . I started to produce for film songs with Sneha Khanwalkar. And after that I have produced and composed music for various film songs and background score.

You have recreated the song “Suno Gaur Se” . Does recreation of songs put a pressure on music composer as people compare it with old one?

In my case there was no pressure rather I was feeling very lucky that I got a chance to recreate such legendary song. Also, my recreation was sung by Shankar Mahadevan sir himself who sung the original song. So it was not about comparisons at all. It is his song only, I have just reproduced it as a dance track (version) of the song.

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