UNIVERSAL MUSIC BRINGS YOU ‘EK DIN’ – THE SOULFUL AND POIGNANT NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM KAVITA SETH
Universal Music India today launched acclaimed Sufi singer Kavita Seth’s new album ‘Ek Din’. Since her breakthrough hit “Iktara” from the film ‘Wake up Sid’ to her most recent hit and probably the song of 2012 – “Tum Hi Ho Bandhu” from the film ‘Cocktail’, Kavita Seth is now ready to take you on a soulful journey of poetry with the release of latest studio album ‘Ek Din’.
Known for her melodic voice, Kavita was discovered by Director Satish Kaushik during a performance at the Muzzafar Ali’s International Sufi Concert where she got her first big break at playback singing in his film ‘Vaada’ where she sang the song “Maula”. This effectively established Kavita in the industry and since then there’s been no looking back. She also received great critical acclaim for the song “Mujhe Mat Roko” in Anurag Basu’s `Gangster’, which was her foray onto the Big Screen.
Her latest album ‘Ek Din’ illuminates the beauty of Sufi poetry and contains 9 songs, all written by Jagadish Prakash. Each song is characterized by its own depth, identity and genre. The title ‘Ek Din’ emphasizes the importance of each day, highlighting the fact that while we all live our life in days, weeks and years, if we delve a little deep, we can see that we actually live our lives one day at a time.
Kavita Seth says, “EK DIN is a very personal album not just for me, but I guess for all the music lovers who love poetry & soulful music. This album is full of those rare moments of introspection which one gets in this life’s quest. Those who’ll listen to this, I’m very sure that each one will connect oneself with this album. Especially the song “EK DIN”, I can say it’s my biography in 4 & half minutes. And at last, I must compliment Mr. Jagdish Prakash who has written 9 wonderful songs in this precious album”.
While she has a prolific singing career, Kavita Seth is also an accomplished composer and has recorded over 8000 Sufi songs in her lifetime, although not all of them have been released. Her last album, Sufiana, features an eclectic collection of Rumi’s poetry fashioned into melodies that illustrate the core of Sufism while still retaining the contemporary styles of modern music.
Says Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director, Universal Music – India / SAARC, “We are privileged to have an artiste of the caliber of Kavita Seth with us at Universal Music. She’s one of the most respected names in the music fraternity and her legion of fans simply adore her. Her inimitable and distinguished voice sets her apart and makes her truly unique. And ‘Ek Din’ is to me her best work till date. It’s an album straight from her heart and her most personal album filled with lilting melodies and poetry. We will put all our might behind this release to ensure that it reaches out far and wide to her fans in India and around the world.”
Kavita has developed a distinctive sound over the years training herself scrupulously in Hindustani and Classical music and creating a unique space for herself in the Sufi genre and hopes to take Sufism to newer heights.
‘Ek Din’ track List
- Tere Khayaal Ki Khushaboo Hai
- Yun To Naadan Hoon
- Ek Din
- Tu Mera Kuchh Bhi Nahi Hai
- Aaye Gaye Badra
- Chahe Dard De Chahe Soz De
- Ik Lagan Lagi
- Is Tassawur
- Zindagi Ki NayiPehchaan
The album `Ek Din’ is released on digital as well as physical formats exclusively on Universal Music.