The much-acclaimed Coke Studio Bangla returned to enthral music lovers with its second season on Tuesday with its maiden track ‘Murir Tin’, featuring a unique amalgamation of three local dialects in the month of International Mother Language Day.
Released with festivities all over the country with multiple launching events marking the celebration of both Pahela Falgun 1429 and Valentine’s Day, the song is made in Sylheti, Chattogram and Khulna's dialects with vocals and rap by Riad Hasan, Pollob Vai, and Towfique Ahmed.
The song was launched at around 6 pm with launching ceremonies at six locations across four divisions - Rabindra Sarobar and American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) campus in Dhaka; Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) in Khulna, CRB and Chittagong University in Chattogram, and Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus in Sylhet.
At the launching event in Rabindra Sarobar, singer and Coke Studio Bangla Curator-Producer Shayan Chowdhury Arnob and singer-actor-music director Pritom Hasan joined an influx of festive crowd.
The song was streamed live simultaneously at all the launching venues and Coke Studio Bangla’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at the same time.
“#MurirTin is a melting pot where the cultures and the people of Bangladesh come and go. Amid a crowd of common people, there lies #RealMagic,” Coke Studio Bangla describes the rhythmic and funky-upbeat track in the YouTube video of the track.
It added, “The clunky local bus used to roam the streets of Bangladesh back in the ’80s. Even though the lyrics are sung by people from different regions in their native language, they all unanimously call it “Murir Tin” because of the rattling sound it used to make.”
“This is a unifying factor for the people of Bangladesh – where even in different languages, they all share the same experiences - the journeys we take, the people we meet, and the situations we encounter. It is about the people and cultures in transit, it is the mix of all the colours that fill up our beautiful country.”
‘Murir Tin’ is written and composed by Riad Hasan, while the song’s Sylheti Rap part is written and performed by Pollob Vai and the Khulna Rap is written and performed by Towfique Ahmed.
Season one’s much-acclaimed song ‘Bulbuli’-famed composer Shuvendu Das Shuvo composed this song alongside arranging the music, while Adit Rahman assisted with additional music arrangement.
Chief Sound Engineer for the song is Faizan R Ahmad (Buno) who also mastered the song, mixed by Ifte Khairul Alam Shuvo. Jannatul Firdous Akbar, Shanila Islam and Rubayat Rehman collaborated as the backing vocals for the track.
The video production of the song was presented in a new format, inspired by the other international and regional versions of Coke Studio. The music video is made by Dope Productions Private Limited, and the video was directed by Krishnendu Chattopaddhyay.
Coke Studio Bangla is produced by Grey Advertising Bangladesh Limited, with Syed Gousul Alam Shaon being the Creative Producer. Grameenphone is the official telco partner of this season, while international streaming platform Spotify is the season’s official audio streaming partner.