Honoured to be associated with Zaman Khan and excited to have boAt as official audio partner:Rishabh

The coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdown offered a huge digital platform for talented artists, musicians, singers etc., with everyone being online for the major time. Among the many singer, composers, multifaceted musician Rishabhh Chhabra has been dedicatedly releasing some amazing music in the form of songs like Jaani Ve and Ye Saal Delete Kardo etc. For his upcoming song, Eid Ho Jaaye, the composer, singer and music producer has teamed up with India's popular Hindi band, Astitva band's lead guitarist and a popular musician Zaman Khan, who has crooned the song. Lyricist Jazbaati has penned the lyrics and his company 3 Kingz Productions has produced the song. Popular audio gear brand boAt is the official audio partner of Eid Ho Jaaye.

In an exclusive interview with Music Beat, Rishabh Chhabra talks about producing music for Eid Ho Jaaye and its making, collaboration with his idol Zaman Khan, Jazbaati and boAt.

Let’s talk about your upcoming song ‘Eid Ho Jaaye’. Any specific reason for the title?

When we started making the song, we were keen to release this on the occasion of Eid.

But then due to some reasons the release got pushed ahead , but we decided to keep the song’s name as Eid Ho Jaaye because of the sentiment of this particular song. You’ll get to know the emotion depicted when you will hear the whole track.

Can you tell us more about your experience of producing music for the song as well as producing it?

The lyricist, Jazbaati, sent me a demo composition which was made only on the harmonium. I then, recorded dummy vocals in my own voice for the purpose of building the song ahead. I started with a basic structure, pretty much like every other arrangement. But when I sent my composition to the singer, Zaman Khan, he added the guitars and obviously his magical voice to the track. We then started bouncing ideas back and forth until we were sure with final instrumental arrangement. Zaman added all the guitar sections and I did the rest of the music in the final version.

Singer Zaman Khan has sung the song. How was the experience of working with him?

It was always a dream for me to work alongside one the finest musicians and my biggest idol, Zaman Khan. Working with him was a learning experience. He truly is one of the finest musicians that our country has in today’s date. While producing the track, he gave me a dummy vocal and the final vocal in just a single take. He also did the guitar section of the song, which actually gave the soul to the track.

With this song, you have once again collaborated with Jazbaati who has the lyrics of the song. Can you tell us about the collaboration?

Yes, Jazbaati had written the lyrics for this song last year (2019) and composed with his friend Akshay Bhatia, in Punjab. He sent me the composition a few weeks before Eid as he wanted it to be a special release on the occasion for Eid. Originally, I was supposed to sing the song and produce it as well, but when I heard the demo, I thought that I won’t be able to justify such a beautiful composition and my voice would be not a good fit for it. We then, scouted for some singers who were classically trained, but in the end I gathered some courage and asked Zaman to give it a shot and rest is history.

How has been your association with 3 Kingz Productions?

3 Kingz Production is an independent media house lead by Jazbaati along with his two partners. I have been doing collaborations with them since one year now. It’s a very smooth going process with their team. I produce and make the tracks written by Jazbaati and I send it to PepC (Audio Engineer) who leads the audio post production department and then Gagan Sains (Video Editor) makes magical animation/lyrical videos on the tracks. All in all, it’s a very talented team and it’s been an amazing experience to work with such hardworking and dedicated artists.

What can we anticipate from the song?

Every song has its own journey and each song depicts a certain emotion. It is a song, which cannot be compared to any other songs I have ever made. I believe, art is very personal. For me, this song might be classic love song but for someone else, it might be something else. All I can say is that the song is all about love and I hope people appreciate it.

Is there any brand collaboration done for the song about which you want to share?

Yes, I am really glad to tell you that we have “boAt” as our official audio partners for this song. Along with this collaboration, we have a very special surprise for our audience, which will be announced after the release of the song.

How was the experience of working on ‘Eid Ho Jaaye’ amid the ongoing corona pandemic?

I guess I am okay with the normal new now! It’s been almost 6 months and I have worked and released quite a few collaborations during this pandemic. The most special thing about this collaboration is the people I have worked with this time. I am really honored to be associated with Zaman Khan and really excited to have “boAt” as our official audio partners.

Apart from this, what other projects are you working on?

Well, there are some more collaborations with artists from different genres. There is one Punjabi song on the way, sung by me and one more very special song with Zaman on the way!

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