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Harshit Saxena collaborates with lyricist Soumya Vajpayee for a Friendship Day anthem

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Harshit Saxena and lyricist Soumya Vajpayee have come together for a special friendship anthem – “Mujhko Teri Yaari”. The soulful track will release soon to celebrate Friendship Day on 2 August. The music director got the hookline in a matter of minutes after reading the lyrics and it took a little over a fortnight to complete the song. The music video features pictures submitted from fans after a contest was launched online.

The composer shares, “I have always been a strong believer in the organic, old-school way of composing songs, where the lyrics are written first and then the tune is made. I’m glad I finally got to follow that approach for this one. When Soumya sent the first draft to me, I was touched and felt that the words perfectly described everything that a true friend stands for. Very few writers are capable of saying something very meaningful in a simple and crisp manner. I think Soumya’s lyrics fit the bill perfectly. As soon as I read the words, I was certain that this had to be composed and released for everyone to enjoy.”

Soumya says, “I am blessed with true friends and thinking about them was enough to have my pen going. I’m fond of Urdu-Hindi poetry, hence the song encompasses both the languages. I wanted to keep the words simple, so that anyone could sing the track easily. And Harshit has done a phenomenal job in complementing the lyrics with a soulful tune and voice. The track is low-scale, so it’s easy to hum. I hope everyone embraces our song like their own.”

Harshit Saxena teamed up with veteran lyricist Sameer Anjaan for “Bas Kuch Dino Ki Baat Hai” in May – a song that encourages people to have patience during these tough times.

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