How would today’s hits like ‘Umbrella’ or ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ sound if they were composed in the Medieval era? Well, there’s no need to rake the brains much – Stantough, a Germany-based group, experimented with the idea and came up with one gem after another. The fun part in these videos is – several of the comments try to conjure up the matching lyrics to hysterical effect.
A quick word on ‘Eurovision: The Fire Saga.’ The Netflix movie is dotted with several renditions that would stay with you long after it’s over. On the top of the list is of course Húsavík – My Home Town, magically sung by Molly Sandén. It’s just closely rivaled by ‘Double Trouble.’ The flick opened the new gates of the cultural phenomenon called Eurovision and a galaxy of singers. One song that I kept going back to after weeks is Fairytale by Alexander Rybak. Am sure it won’t disappoint!
The other song on the playlist is ethereal ‘Alaipayuthey’ sung by several of the stellar singers from the South. The personal favourite is the title song of R Madhavan-Shalini starrer film due to its visualization. But the one created by Mahesh Raghavan with Rajani Shridhar is remarkable for its fresh approach and how seamlessly the age-old rendition fits with the new-age music. It would be great to check the lyrics of this 18th Century (according to internet) song, too!