Composer Shamir Tandon on his latest single, ‘Sazaa’
Video song sung by Sameer Khan and written by Sameer Anjaan was recently released on YouTube
The latest single from composer Shameer Tandon Sazaa was recently posted on YouTube. The song, written by Sameer Anjaan, is sung by Sameer Khan. âI got the air in less than two minutes. As I am not trained in music and do not play any instrument, I have a team that translates my hum into musical notes. Sazaa has a retro style with a melancholy touch, âhe says.
All music production was done online during the lockdown. âThe musicians were in their place, and I was at home. We missed the real-time jam sessions and the jokes in the studio, but we did our best, âhe says.
Having started his career in the marketing industry, Shameer took a break from the music industry with Madhur Bhandarkar’s film, Page 3. âI met him at a hotel in Mumbai and we went for a cup of coffee. During our conversation, I hummed a tune and he loved it. That’s how it all started, âhe recalls. Since then, Shameer has composed music for around 50 songs and has worked with legends like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Jagjit Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan etc. no one of this generation to have worked with them all, âhe explains.
Make a change
Shameer has also used music to educate the public about various social issues. In 2017, he created the 6 Pack Band, with six people from the LGBTQAI + community. âYash Raj and Unilever supported me in this project. Our motto was to educate people and show them the talent of people in the community. The group received the Grand Prix Glass Lion Award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and was invited to perform there in 2018. âI don’t see music as just a form of entertainment. I use it as a tool to create positive change. The success of this group prompted them to launch the 6 Pack Band 2.0 made up of people with learning disabilities. âMembers suffer from conditions like ADHD, dyslexia, autism, etc. We brought our six songs.
The musician has also been associated with curating music for live performances. âIt has taken a back seat due to the pandemic. Lately I’ve been working on the songwriting and have about 30 new songs ready. They are singles from different genres and I hope to release them soon, âhe concludes.