Way back in the late 90s, A.R. Rahman’s audio album for Sony, ‘Vande Mataram’, rocked the nation. In fact, it rekindled the patriotic spirit of ‘Vande Mataram’ through its contemporary sounds and classy arrangements. The album also marked the first and sadly the last union of two maestros. Obviously we are referring to the man himself, A.R.Rahman and the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the legendary sufi qawwali singer, whose replacement has still not been found in the music world.
Coming back to our headlines, especially for those music lovers who are wondering as to when the composer of works like Roja, Dil Se, Taal, Lagaan……..to the recent Jodha Akbar, will come up with another album, after the stupendous success of ‘Vande Mataram’. Well, the long wait is more or less over and the good news is that music wizard A.R.Rahman is busy working on his next album. As per very reliable sources, almost a decade after ‘Vande Mataram’ , Rahman’s next album should be out later this year, more details of which are expected soon.
So, all you Rahmaniacs out there, keep watching this space for more!