REVIEW: The Yellow Diary’s ‘Tere Jeya Hor Disda’ may be a tribute to a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan classic, but stands on its own

By Bryan Durham - November 16, 2018

Indian alt-rock band The Yellow Diary has just dropped the video for Tere Jeya Hor Disda, the first track off their second EP, Izafa

The song is a rendition of the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan classic. One of the more refreshingly vibrant versions out there, if you ask us.

The arrangement while decidedly modern, has lead vocalist Rajan Batra root it in a traditional sense.

Seemingly effortless keyboard-playing by Himonshu Parikh leads you in, paving the way for Rajan to do his thang, some sublime strumming by Vaibhav Pani and Stuart Da Costa build the mood backed by a fervent beat brought to the proceedings by Sahil Shah.

What works is that TYD makes this rendition stand on its own. Understand that the NFAK classic has had several artists try their hand at it over the years. Why this one works for us, is that there’s a genuine attempt at modernising the lyrics and making it accessible to a wide audience. The production is second to none.

The video, directed by Vishal Handa, sees the boys bathed in red and orange hues throughout.

We’ve told you what we think of the EP HERE.

Stream Izafa HERE.


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