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The name Benny Dayal is often recalled when songs like Pappu Can’t Dance, Battameez Dil, Tamil Fever and Jai Jai Shiv Shamar are sung. Dayal pens his songs not only in Hindi, but in most popular Indian languages. From the Tamil film Sakkarakatti in 2007, Dayal has come a long way, conquering Bollywood and also making forays into independent music which he is so passionate about.

We got the singer-songwriter to talk to us about his new song, new EP (Extended Play), while also sharing his story on his illustrious career in the music industry as well as revealing a few inner secrets about himself.

A few months back you released a new track as a single and it’s also been some time since you released new music. Most artists these days also release a single or an EP. What’s your view on this?
I’m coming out with new music after two years, so I’m really excited about this. As for singles and EPs, this should have been a culture right from the beginning, I think it’s wonderful that it’s happening and I only wish there’s more music that comes like this, and we don’t call it independent music, we just call it music.

So what’s the new EP about?
My new EP Them stands for Tamil, Hindi, English, Malayalam. It is a multilingual EP which I’m working on with a wonderful producer and musician and a brother Harshit Mishra. His stage name is Hash Base and he’s an amazing producer and I’m so glad to be doing this with him. So I’m doing an amazing EP with my band Funktuation featuring The Horn Flakes and this is gonna be our second studio album and I’m really looking forward to this too. I also released the first track from the EP Mehki, which I hope you all enjoy.

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Verus Ferreira is a music journalist for over three decades. He is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book and the founder of Musicunplugged.in

Verus Ferreira

Verus Ferreira is a music journalist for over three decades. He is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book and the founder of Musicunplugged.in