My album is a slice of my life: singer Mohit Chauhan

November 2nd, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Mohit Chauhan, who enthralled music buffs with lilting melodies like “Masakali” and “Pehli baar mohabbat ki hai”, has come out with his solo album “Fitoor” and says it reflects “a slice of his life”.
“‘Fitoor’ in a way signifies my journey through the years. It’s a collection of 10 songs that I have written. It’s basically about what I have been experiencing,” Mohit told IANS in an email interview.

“My album is a slice of my life. The songs talk about travel, love, longing and passion. The sound of this album is mostly acoustic and closer to reality as far as possible,” added Mohit.

“Fitoor”, which is the 44-year-old’s first solo album, was out on stores Oct 10.

After “Pehchaan”, his last outing with his band Silk Route, Mohit took nine years to come up with his solo album.

When asked about the delay, the singer said: “After Silk Route disbanded, I came on my own and through the years I have sung a few film songs, while writing songs for my album. Hence, the new album witnessed a delay.”

So was there pressure to make “Fitoor” different from “Boondein”, which was his first album with his band that went on to become a major hit in the non-film category?

“The music is definitely different from the Silk Route album because as a solo artiste I had more independence. In ‘Boondien’ I worked with a band where everyone had their own instrument to play. However, it is similar to ‘Boondien’ in its acoustic sense,” said the singer.

Mohit began his stint in Bollywood with a few forgettable songs. His career got a boost with the “Khoon chala” in “Rang De Basanti” that was widely appreciated.

His popularity rose with songs like “Tum se hi” from the hit film “Jab We Met”, “Masakalli” from Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s “Delhi-6″ and “Kuch Khaas Hai” from “Fashion” among others.

Talking about future plans, he said: “Right now I am enjoying singing songs for various directors. I have just finished composing and recording for ‘Fitoor’. May be in the future I will compose for films.”

His future projects include “Tum Mile” and two songs in “Do Paise Ki Dhoop Chaar Aaane Ki Baarish”.

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