Many songs releasing post-Covid are not getting the right reach: K S Harisankar

K S Harisankar
Harisankar in a candid chat with Onmanorama. Photo: Team Mazhavil

Playback singer K S Harisankar whose latest hit includes 'Kannil Kannil', the Malayalam version of 'Kaanunna Kalyanam' from Telugu film 'Sita Ramam' featuring Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal Thakur, believes that a lot of songs are not receiving the right reach post-Covid. In a candid chat with Onmanorama, the singer admitted the songs are not reaching the audience the way most singers intend it to.

“Most of the songs that are releasing nowadays are those that were recorded during Covid. One thing that I have observed post-Covid is that these songs are not getting the right reach, the way we hope it would. This is happening because a lot of songs are releasing at the same time,” said the singer whose biggest hit till date was 'Pavizha Mazhaye' from the Fahadh Faasil, Sai Pallavi-starrer 'Athiran'.

The singer also shared his experience singing 'Karinthol', the Malayalam version of 'Naatu Naatu' from the movie 'RRR', which recently won the Golden Globe Award for Best original score. According to him, both the music composer M M Keeravani and film director S S Rajamouli wanted him to sing the song with so much energy.

The song recording for RRR was held in Hyderabad in the presence of music composer M M Keeravani and director Rajamouli sir. I first sang the Malayalam version of Etthara Jenda, which streams during the post credits of the movie. I was told to sing 'Karinthol'only later. It received a lot more reach. The recording for the song was so power-packed. The entire team wanted me to sing with this song with so much energy. I can never forget the experience of singing that song alone with so much energy around me,” he added.

Harisankar says that his focus right now was to sing songs in languages other than Malayalam. “I'm focusing on singing songs in other languages now,” he added while stating that he does not have any music direction plans at the moment.

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