Oscar winning singer and composer A.R.Rehman, On the occasion of World Poetry Day on Wednesday launched lyricist Irshad Kamil’s INK Band music series consist of eight music videos consisting of the writer’s non-film songs will be released.
Kamil, who has penned songs like Matargashti, Agar Tum Saath Ho and Ajj Din Chadheya, has carved a niche for his kind of film lyrics — poetic, melodic and yet conversational.
The Ink Bank will launch eight songs from non film songs. this will form season 1 and subsequent season will follow.
The first video ”Wo Ladki” has been Digitally introduced by Rehman.
“What will life be without poetry…What will Hindi film industry be without Irshad Kamil… Some of the songs he has written have become iconic in people’s hearts. I wish him the very best for his new venture, sharing his gift of imagination with all of us,” Rahman said in a statement.
On this collection Kamil said, “The INK Band reflects simple, conversational songs and poems with music. We have built an easy connect with young listeners and poetry aficionados across all age groups because what we do makes for easy listening, much like in a college jam session.
“We will focus on my non-film poetry to offer something fresh to our audience. Starting off on World Poetry Day is our tribute to this art of weaving words.”
Each of these songs will also be available for radio listeners on Fever 104 and My FM in a weekly programme called “Cafe Irshad: ft. the INK Band”.