In his over five decades of music career, celebrated singer Syed Abdul Hadi for the first time is going to release an album of Tagore songs on Pahela Baishakh.
The singer recently shared with New Age his feelings about the upcoming album and his views on the current music trend.
The album titled ‘Jakhan Bhanglo Milan Mela’ features nine Tagore songs which were his favourite songs in his childhood days. ‘My father was a great lover of Tagore songs that inspired me to be a lover of Tagore songs,’ said Hadi.
‘Most of the songs in the album are not frequently rendered. But I’m very optimist that the Tagore enthusiasts will like it,’ said Hadi.
He, however, is not confident whether the common average music lovers will like it or not, since he thinks the taste of the music lovers these days have changed dramatically.
‘With the technological boom, the pace of life is very fast and you cannot keep anything stagnant for years,’ said Hadi.
But he believes that the evergreen songs rendered by the singers of his generation are still dominating the music industry and these songs will remain timeless.
Asked about the new generation, he said, ‘The industry has become very commercial and hardly any quality songs are produced.’
‘The people of the industry pay a very little attention to the artistic value,’ he added.
He is also critical about the current trend of the electronic media of turning the new singers into ‘stars’ over night. According to Hadi, such trend never allows the young people to dedicate their life to music.
‘These young people are usually not well-trained, yet they are burdened with responsibilities of their stardom. But I do not blame them. Rather the television channel authorities should be blamed as they are involving young peoples to make profit,’ he said.
Hadi has been also hosting a musical programme titled ‘Kichhu Katha Kichhu Gaan’ on NTV for the last five years. ‘We get huge audience response from home and abroad,’ said Hadi.
‘And it proves that the passion for good music is still strong in the mind of the audience,’ he added.
Syed Abdul Hadi, who has been lending his voice for playbacks since 1960, has lost count of how many songs he had sung till now for films, radio and different albums.
Courtesy of New Age