Yohan Marshall & Riya Duggal’s Mumbai Serenade Through “Maan Ja Zara”

“Maan Ja Zara” is like a refreshing sip of Mumbai’s chai, a blend of flavors that awaken your senses. Picture this: fast-paced beats that make you want to dance, intertwined with a melody so soothing it’s like a gentle sea breeze on a hot day. “Maan Ja Zara” is the similar juxtaposition of vivacity and tranquility, a musical paradox that somehow feels just right.

Madhulika Gupta | BeatCurry Team

Have you ever strolled through the bustling streets of Mumbai, feeling the vibrant pulse of life as if you were seeing it through the eyes of two inspired musicians? If not, “Maan Ja Zara” is kind of a golden ticket to that exhilarating experience. This peppy number is not just a song; it’s a musical escapade that invites you to immerse yourself in the rhythm of the city, where every note tells a story.

Riya Duggal, a multifaceted artist known for her versatility in singing, songwriting, and dancing, is a force to be reckoned with. Her energy is like the bustling streets of Mumbai, never slowing down. As one half of the pop duo, Simetri, she has already made waves in the music scene, winning the Nexa Music competition judged by legends like AR Rahman and Clinton Cerejo. Her achievements in both Bollywood and independent music speak volumes about her talent and determination.

On the other hand, Yohan Marshall, a globetrotting musician, composer, and producer, has been creating music since the age of fifteen. His performances at India’s biggest venues and festivals have made him a prominent figure in the independent music scene. Yohan’s music is a kaleidoscope of genres, a journey through pop, R&B, rock, and more, all seamlessly woven together.

The foremost element that catches a listener’s attention is the heartbeat of the song – its rhythm. The beats are lightning-fast, driving the tempo with an infectious energy that makes you want to tap your feet and dance along. Yet, amid this whirlwind of rhythms, the melody takes on a different role. It’s like a calming oasis in the midst of the chaos, a gentle reminder to slow down and savor the moment. It is this duality that creates a musical experience that’s nothing short of magical – a peppy vibe that coexists harmoniously with soothing textures. 

Listen to Maan Ja Zara by Yohan Marshall And Riya Duggal on Spotify

After the soulful female verse, there’s a subtle shift in tonality that adds depth and dimension to the music. It’s as if the bustling cityscape suddenly transforms into a mild orchestral backdrop. The beats momentarily fade into the background, making way for an atmospheric ambiance that’s nothing short of breathtaking. This ethereal interlude feels like a slow drift preparing you for the drop that will reignite your senses. Maan Ja Zara is a reminder to stop overthinking, get out of your own way & enjoy the world as it is. The lyrics talk about freeing ourselves from doubt, allowing ourselves to grow & exploring the beauty around us.

Yohan Marshall, with his calming vocals, takes you on a serene journey, like a cool evening stroll along Marine Drive. Although certain male vocal parts could have been more precise as far as pitching and hitting the right frequencies are concerned, the overall audio visual experience was playful and fun-filled. Riya Duggal’s spirited vocals infuse the song with an infectious pep that’s as invigorating as the city’s spirit itself. Together, they create a harmonious blend of contrasts that’s as beautiful as Mumbai’s diverse culture.

The composition, a collaborative effort by Yohan Marshall, Riya Duggal, and Pratik Gangavane, is a breath of fresh air. It’s a song that reminds us to cherish the beauty that surrounds us. The lyrics resonate with anyone who has ever wandered the streets of Mumbai, capturing the essence of the city’s vibrant soul.

Reuel Benedict (RUHH), adds a layer of creativity by co-producing the track and contributing to his first-ever Hindi composition. It’s like two friends exploring the city together, finding inspiration in every corner. It’s the combined talent of Yohan Marshall, Riya Duggal, and their collaborator Reuel Benedict that calls for a good listening time. So, put on your dancing shoes, let loose, and join this musical journey through the streets of Mumbai.

Listen to Maan Ja Zara by Yohan Marshall And Riya Duggal on Spotify

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