Noted Singer and Kolkata’s Singing Sensation Soumita Saha is all set to release her next song Tomay Gaan Shonabo on Wednesday, July 5 in collaboration with noted Guitarist and Music Arranger Debanjan Dhar.
Soumita, who had raised eyebrows in past with songs like The Emptiness and Nisarga Madhuri is back this time to the Pathos genre, depicting the pain of abandoned lovers.
Tomay Gaan Shonabo is a love song written by Rabindra Nath Tagore. This song was first published in Shantiniketan Patrika in the year 1923. Interestingly, Tagore himself translated the song to English.
“You keep me awake that I may sing to you, O Breaker of my sleep!
And so my heart you startle with your call, O Waker of my grief!
The shades of evening fall, the birds come to their nest.
The boat arrives ashore, yet my heart knows no rest, O Waker of my grief!”
Speaking about the song and its meaning Soumita said:
“The song is based on Raaga Pilu. Raaga Pilu itself is has a melancholic touch as this Raaga has “nyas” notes on Komal Gandhar and Shuddha Nishad of Mandra Saptak. I think the perfect amalgamation of Raaga Pilu in Taal Dadra is contributing more to the departure destitute the song depicts. This love song is lot more about a departure that is painful, certainly most departures are painful. But unlike other love songs, this love song ends with a note of hope. The abandoned lover promises to sing for the heartbreak. I think, if we think beyond music, Tagore teaches us the meaning of well being everyday. Departures are not about nurturing hatred, rather a return gift in the form of music is more healing, more graceful and more blissful”.
The song will be released on Soumita’s official YouTube channel on July 5th and shall be distributed to other channels later. The song has been mixed and recorded by Rana Mondal at Studio RJ.