Rock band Agnee collaborates with Grammy winner for Punjabi song

Sep 25 2013, 12:15 IST
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Agnee have their hands full working on three films - 'Bakrapur', 'Mango' and 'Rockin' Love. (Band Poster) Agnee have their hands full working on three films - 'Bakrapur', 'Mango' and 'Rockin' Love. (Band Poster)
SummaryAgnee have collaborated with Grammy winner and bass player Etienne Mbappe from Cameroon.

Popular Indian rock band, Agnee, is all set to release a Punjabi song soon for which they have collaborated with Grammy winner and bass player Etienne Mbappe from Cameroon.

Besides, the Pune based band have their hands full working on three films - 'Bakrapur' directed by Janaki Vishwanathan, which has an unusual protagonist - a goat named Shah Rukh; 'Mango' by Abbas Tyrewala and 'Rockin' Love' by Deepak Tijori.

"... We collaborated with Grammy winner and fantastic bass

player Etienne Mbappe (from Cameroon) last year for a Punjabi song that we'll release soon... And that was super fun," said Mohan, lead vocalist of the band which did the Hindi theme song 'Hello Andheron' for the smash hit Marvels' superhero film 'Avengers' India release last year, told PTI.

Agnee had beaten back the challenge of fellow country band Euphoria, and Pakistani rock outfits Strings' and Jal to compose and sing the soundtrack.

Asked about 'Bakrapur', Mohan said, "The film itself is very different, right from the premise of the film to the way the story is presented, so the music and the lyrics also follow..."

The lyrics are by Pancchi Jalonvi.

"The background score of the film, done by our music producer, Aditya Pushkarna, is very rustic and in line with the film's setting and visuals. You'll find a lot of sounds of rural India in the score. In the songs, however, we're not necessarily sticking to the same thing, and we're treating each song for what it is meant to convey."

"The promotional song's work in progress, and we expect to

have it ready by end of the month."

About the two other films, he said 'Rockin' Love is halfway in shoot and they are acting as themselves in the movie. "All the members of the band are in the movie, playing who we are in real life."

"For 'Mango', we're doing music, and Aditya (key boardist) and Koco (lead guitarist) are acting in that as actors playing

characters.... The shoot's pretty much done, and we're getting

into final production for all the songs."

Mohan acknowledged that the song for 'Avengers' definitely helped them a lot "with people abroad realizing that there was a band in India called Agnee (and these were mostly non-Indians, not Indians living abroad)."

However, it did come with its share of brickbats as well, he said.

"... We also had a lot of people from all over the world going completely crazy over how Disney could even think of a Hindi

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