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Meet the spirited soul

music Updated: Feb 05, 2010 00:38 IST
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girl Shibani Kashyap has done it all. A singer, composer and performer, she’s given music buffs many chartbusters and has dabbled in different genres. But in her own words, “All my earlier songs have had shades of black and grey. There was no colour in them as they dwell in the grim realities of life.”

With her upcoming album, My Free Spirit, however, Kashyap takes a U-turn. On her recent visit to the HT City office, she said, “The songs are very peppy. Since Bappida [Bappi Lahiri] has composed he music, the only duet track (with him) is typically disco, with an 80s feel to it.”

The album has nine songs and covers genres such as Sufi rock, R&B, salsa and rock. The singer-musician is also expecting a good response to two “cause-oriented” songs she has composed herself.

While the album has her excited, she’s quite annoyed with singer/music producer Ishq Bector. Kashyap, who lent her voice to Bhoot Ishq (that features item girl Rakhi Sawant in the video) with Bector on his new album, Jhagda, is upset over the controversy the song’s courting. While Bector has filed a case against the Censor Board for chopping the word kamini from the track and has even said that he supports piracy, Kashyap says she doesn’t share his opinion.

Kashyap is also busy with Bollywood projects, including three songs for a film named Main Osama. “Ayath, a song I’ve sung in the film, features couplets from the Quran. A woman isn’t ‘supposed’ to read out these sacred verses, so I don’t know how religious organisations will react to it,” she said. The singer is working on an animation film titled Hero, too.