Sunidhi Chauhan’s latest single is all about self-belief

Sundihi Chauhan’s Tum kehte ho is a song about societal pressures. Photo: Alphabet Media

Tum kehte ho is being presented as Sunidhi Chauhan’s latest independent release. The audio was out on September 7, and the video releases on Sunidhi Chauhan’s YouTube channel on September 14.

The singer has garnered a diverse and mammoth fan base across the globe, and her latest single is another celebration of her vocal talents. The song depicts a universal 21st century dilemma that justifies ambition at the cost of internal peace. Dropping any pursuit for excellence fills us with immense guilt.

Whether it is students, athletes, singers, dancers, actors or the average human being, no matter who we are, there is always a stressful stream of pressure and expectations thrust upon us to perform. Sunidhi’s latest track is a cry to let go, and an appeal for individuals to always believe in their true self.

Composed by Saleel Kulkarni and penned by Sunayana Kachroo, the song is the latest addition to Sunidhi’s discography. Says the singer: “Tum kehte ho is not just a song. It is an endeavor to uplift all those souls that have been trapped in the prison of societal pressure to perform. With this track, the idea is to elicit a newfound sense of positivity in those people who have been riddled by negative thoughts. I hope Tum kehte ho will help you all find strength to achieve what you wish for.”

Sharing her thoughts, lyricist Sunayana said, “Tum kehte ho was initially born as a poem in my mind. I wanted to depict how many of us juggle between our personal truths and the burden of expectations from society; a reminder to never lose the sight of the core essence, Tum kehte ho highlights the trials, tribulations and the isolation that creative process entails while emphasizing the need for self-preservation. Sunidhi has beautifully enhanced my words and ideas by lending her magical voice to the song, beautifully composed by Saleel. I really hope this track, in its own small way, helps us in changing our society’s outlook and frees people from the pressure to perform better.”

Speaking on the musical journey, composer Saleel Kulkarni adds, “Composing this tune was a challenging but creatively rewarding process. Tum kehte ho had to be complemented with music that is a true reflection of the deep emotions explored in the song. Sunidhi’s mesmerizing voice seamlessly blends with the music and lyrics to weave a very powerful impact. This track will leave a lasting effect on listeners.”

The official music video is directed by Jomin Varghese, with a blend of striking visuals and surreal imagery. Every detail in the storyboard was carefully balanced with the ideology behind the song. Whether it was Sunidhi’s dancing or the challenging underwater sequence, the singer has performed it with all her heart.

In an illustrious career that spans more than two decades, Sunidhi has not just managed to keep evolving as an artiste, but also churn out songs that have universal appeal. The singer began her career as a child singer in the 1996 Shastra and as adult with Mast in 1999. She has since sung in multiple languages and genres.



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