April 10, 2018
Chennai : Pran Saikia is a trained Opera Singer from Assam now making waves for his first single, a love song, which is dedicated to his most favourite pop star Britney Spears. His single, titled “Ek Tu” was released globally at a modest function in Delhi on April 7 and is slowly getting popular with the young crowd that “lives on the net.”
In fact, it is supporters from across the globe who funded Pran to bring out his first title as also the video of the song, that also features the multi-talented youngster from Assam.
Pran Saikia, who makes a living as a music teacher in school in Delhi, wanted to make it big in the music industry and has been making music ever since he remembers.
His first single, “Ek Tu”, a romantic song that he said was dedicated to his idol Britney Spears is inspired by her hugely popular number “I was born to make to make you happy” .
“I love Britney and have been following her since childhood. So, when I decided to make my first single, it, of course, had to be dedicated to her!” Pran told Covai Post over phone. He is famous in the A Cappella scene in Delhi and even boasts his own group Imfresnate. For those who are uninitiated, A Cappella involves making music without using any instrument. Yes, talk about improvisation!
But it was not all hunky-dory for Pran. When things got tough, Pran had to rely on crowdfunding to produce ‘Ek Tu’. In fact, almost the entire video was shot through public funding.
“I was passionate about this project and wanted to make it happen anyhow. I am so grateful to all my well-wishers who contributed to this video,” Pran said, adding having a large following on Instagram helped.
In an age of remixes, ‘Ek Tu’ is a refreshing take on romance and tells a beautiful love story. Pran is not only the singer, he also features in the video.
The song has been directed by Nishant Joshi of GoBro Studios. While Mohit Joshi is the Cinematographer, Mandeep Singh is the music director, Yamini Joshi is the stylist. Bobby Genesis, Soumik Hazarika, and Brin Desai are the Sound Engineers and mastering was handled by Blake Lagrange.
The young group is a collection of dreamers and doers like Pran, who is multi-faceted. This Assamese singer is also a a part-time model and dancer by profession and is trained in Western as well as Hindustani classical music. Pran has also dabbled in Belly dancing and Ballet too.