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"Beliya" is song recorded by Indian music direction duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani (or Vishal–Shekhar) featuring English pop rock band The Vamps. The song was recorded and produced in London.[1] The song was released on 16 August 2016 with an accompanying music video on YouTube.[2][3]

"Beliya"
Single by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani featuring The Vamps
Released16 August 2016
RecordedLondon
Genre
Length4:11
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Vishal Dadlani singles chronology
"Ud-Daa Punjab (remix)"
(2016)
"Beliya"
(2016)
"Bappa"
(2016)
Shekhar Ravjiani single singles chronology
"Shekhar Ravjiani's Hanuman Chalisa"
(2014)
"Beliya"
(2016)
"Bappa"
(2016)
The Vamps singles chronology
"I Found a Girl"
(2016)
"Beliya"
(2016)
"All Night"
(2016)
Music video
"Beliya" on YouTube

Contents

BackgroundEdit

"Beliya" was written by Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Rajviani, and members of the English pop rock band The Vamps. "Beliya" is reportedly referred to as a first of its kind collaboration by India's celebrated music direction duo Vishal–Shekhar have collaborated with the English pop rock band The Vamps for the song "Beliya". Initiated by Bottomline Media and Virgin EMI Records, this is the first of many collaborations to come.[4]

Music videoEdit

The official music video was uploaded to YouTube on 16 August 2016. It features Vishal–Shekhar and The Vamps playing instruments and singing in a studio with Vishal–Shekhar.[5][6]

Composition and lyrical interpretationEdit

"Beliya" is a fusion song consisting elements of Bollywood and pop music. The song is reportedly refereed to as the celebration of two cultures by the Indian music direction duo Vishal–Shekhar.[7] The song opens with 'dholak' and the folk instrument returns during the chorus. The 'dholak' isn't the only Indian instrument to find a place in Beliya's sound, as the composers subtly utilise flute further in the track.[8] The celebration of the cultures is denoted.[9] The song features vocals from The Vamps singing the lead in English verses, the duo added soft Hindi lyrics post-chorus.[10]

The song was also praised by Indian actor and producer Riteish Deshmukh on his official Twitter handle.[11] Many other celebrities including Sonakshi Sinha, Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar and entrepreneur Rohan Chakraborty[12] have praised the song and its lyrics.[13]

Promotions and live performanceEdit

The Vamps had visited India to promote "Beliya" to perform with the Indian music director duo Vishal–Shekhar at The Kapil Sharma Show.[14]

PersonnelEdit

Vishal–Shekhar

The Vamps

Additional instruments

  • Navin Kumar – flute
  • Dipesh Verma – percussions

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
position
myUzer Trending/ Global Top 50[15][citation needed] 7

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
India 17 August 2017 Digital download Virgin EMI [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Vishal-Shekhar share the teaser of their collaboration with British band The Vamps | Latest Movie Features - Bollywood Hungama". www.bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  2. ^ "Vishal-Shekhar collaborate with The Vamps". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  3. ^ "Beliya song: Vishal Shekhar team up with The Vamps for a song that you would listen on loop!". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  4. ^ "Vishal-Shekhar's info about this new collaboration". Bollywood Helpline. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Vishal-Shekhar jam with 'The Vamps' - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  6. ^ BollywoodHungama.com (2016-08-17), Vishal Shekhar featuring The Vamps | Beliya | OFFICIAL MUSIC Video 2016, retrieved 2016-08-17
  7. ^ "Vishal-Shekhar jam with 'The Vamps' - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  8. ^ "Vishal-Shekhar's two new releases define the duo's versatility". Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  9. ^ "Listen to 'Beliya', The Vamps' collab with Vishal and Shekhar - CelebMix". 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  10. ^ "Vishal-Shekhar jam with Brit band, The Vamps". t2online.com. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  11. ^ "Riteish Deshmukh on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  12. ^ "Rohan Chakraborty on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  13. ^ "Watch: 'Beliya' by Vishal-Shekhar in collaboration with British boy band The Vamps - Firstpost". 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  14. ^ "Listen to 'Beliya', The Vamps' collab with Vishal and Shekhar - CelebMix". 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  15. ^ "myUzer - Musicify Life". myuzer.xyz. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  16. ^ "Beliya (feat. The Vamps) - Single by Vishal-Shekhar" (in India). Apple Music.