Via Sayy’s 365, I heard this lovely Tamil song. It’s an unimposing song, sung in mixed English and Tamil, telling a simple story, nice slouchy beat, and a fun, real video. Sayy comments that’s it’s gotten over 3 million views in a week. I understand why.
It’s beautiful and fun. The drum beat alone is enough to carry anything, but it’s got a haunting refrain and really sweet lyrics. And random hot girls in the studio, but not lolling around looking retarded and fake. It’s all really real. Here’s a lyric:
“White skin-a girl-a girl-a, Girl-a heart-a black-a”
“Yo boys i am sing song, soup song, flop song”
People mix Tamil (and any language) all the time, but this singer (Dhanush) mixes them un-self consciously. This is called Tanglish according to the Times Of India.
I also love Indian actors. I really can’t tell them from civilians based on look, it’s all charisma. When I saw this I thought it was a producer or something, but I liked him. Turns out Dhanush is a pretty jacked up star.
It’s really great. More music should be like this, honest, live, and fun. One question though. What does kolaveri mean?