Amit Trivedi, who is known for composing albums for films like Aisha, Lootera, Queen, and BombayVelvet thinks that the recent trend of remixing old songs is doing a great disservice to the industry as well as audience members.
In an interview with HT Brunch, he said, "I don't want to listen to these songs again. They've been popular before; we've all heard them at one point of time and enjoyed them to the fullest also. What is the point of recreating them? It is boring and annoying."
Some of the songs that have been recently remixed include the Hamma Hamma song which featured in Shaad Ali's Ok Jaanu (which was already a remake of OK Kanmani), the Tamma Tamma song, which is in the Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya album, Disco Deewane (Student of the Year), besides several others.
Interestingly, in an interview with HuffPost, AR Rahman had himself said that he was against the idea of remixing Hamma Hamma but was told by producer Karan Johar that it was a 'good idea' that'll make the song once again relevant to the youth.
Trivedi further said that none of the old songs should be touched and mixed again. "Make new music," he said, adding that musicians need to 'take risks' and have faith in their listeners.
He said everyone is playing it safe because of the fear that people won't respond to a new kind of music. "I hate people who play it safe," he concluded.
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