Voice casting has major role to play in a song: Amitabh Bhattacharya

It is a music director’s call,” Bhattacharya told IANS here. When you assign any song to a singer, it is not only about singing a song but also about how the singer’s rendition takes the song to the next level. Starting his career with films like Aamir and earning popularity with Dev D where music composer Amit Trivedi was instrumental in making him pen the songs over singing, Bhattacharya believes that it was the right decision to shift his interest from singing to writing. Though I wanted to become a singer, now I understand how my voice can work for some songs and not for all,” he added. “Voice casting has a major role to play in a song — whether it is on composition or lyrics.  
“Yes, it was a situational decision where Amit told me to write songs for him, but I think I am a better lyricist than a singer, he said. “That is how sometimes some unconventional voice works for a song. By: IANS | Mumbai |

Published:November 19, 2016 12:21 pm

Amitabh Bhattacharya has written many songs including Emotional Atyachaar, Batameez Dil, Haanikaarak Bapu and Bulleya. Talking about vulgar lyrics in Bollywood songs, Bhattacharya says the beauty of using quirky words has gone down. As the language of Bollywood music is changing and the celebration of unusual voices is becoming a new trend, National Award-winning lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya says the right voice casting is very important to justify a song.