Nothing spoils the fun of listening to a good album than another album coming along that is even better.
Rabbi Shergill is out with Avengi Ja Nahin.
With an unparalleled mastery over his music and his pen. He doesn’t write songs, he writes ballads.
How many songs that you heard made you “think” ? If not, you probably haven’t heard of Rabbi. In his latest album, he does that again with Bilqis (Link – Just listen to the audio there, lyrics are here). If not anything else, this song will make us accept that fact that we belong to the country where Bilqis Yakub Rasool was brutally gang-raped and her daughter killed before her eyes, where Manjunath and Satyendra Dubey lost lives for the truth, where Navleen Kumar was stabbed 19 times for voicing her opposition (simply loved the line Maza nav ahe Navleen Kumar ). This song is a masterpiece. You can buy this album only for this song. And every Indian probably deserves to hear this.
Rabbi takes us back to that era when songs used to be written to convey stories, thoughts, ideas and philosophies.
I still cannot find myself going beyond Bilqis. Other song reviews later.