Have you heard Shaan's ode to the city of Kolkata?

It seems like most of the well known and established Bollywood playback singers are now making independent music too. Why? Because they get the freedom to experiment with sounds and share the kind of music they love making with their fans. Shaan, known for songs like Chand sifarish from Fanaa and Mungda from Total Dhamaal and often called the 'king of love ballads', recently released an independent single on his channel.

SoundboxIndia told you that the song is a Bengali number that is a tribute to the city of Kolkata. But we were more than surprised to hear Shaan sing the English folk song Auld Lang Syne, first composed in 1788. In the latter part of the song he sings Purano sei diner kotha, which is Rabindrasangeet.

Listen to the song below:

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The slow composition of the violin with a soothing keyboard melody makes this one sound like an English folk or opera song. Shaan sings in English and Bengali in the same number, which is indeed unusual.

The music video is shot in Kolkata and shows some of the landmarks of the city - like the Howrah Bridge and Victoria Memorial.

Tell us what you think of the song in the comments section below.

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