Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas song Ishaq Chaliya
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The last time a big Bollywood movie featured a song with a retro swing vibe was 2015’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Four years later, Sachet Parampara’s “Ishaq Chaliya” succeeds Saba’s “Calcutta Kiss” Azad and Imad Shah and brings with him his own quirks.
The song by Sunny Deol’s upcoming director, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, mixes swing, hip-hop, and, oddly enough, bhangra, to deliver a weird fusion of sounds that sort of works.
The beat of the song produced by Rishi Rich features a liberal use of a horn line and recording stripes you would find on a ’90s hip-hop song. Sachet Tandon throws an energetic hook and is the lead vocalist of the song. Parampara Thakur provides backing vocals in a few sections but is not highlighted here.
It is only when listeners reach the last section of the song that they are greeted with something unexpected. The rhythmic drums give way to a dhol. This, while shocking at first, settles into the mix pretty well. Rich’s unique production on the song ensures it will stand out
Who will love: Dance music fans, bhangra fans.
Good: Interesting rhythm, solid vocal performances.
The bad: The horn sample may become repetitive after a while.
The verdict: “Ishaq Chaliya” is an interesting and upbeat song well worth listening to.