MAKING THE ROADIES SONG
"Why don't you get lyricists, music directors and singers from Bollywood to make the roadies song?"
I was asked this question almost every day after we decided to make a Roadies song. I gave them my answer, but most people couldn't understand it.
"...Because then, it would be their song! Roadies would have just paid for it."
"But that's how everyone does it!"
Not us. We make ROADIES. We haven't got to being the longest-running and most popular reality show in India by doing what "everyone" does.
For a lot of young Indians, Roadies stands for something. And we felt we owed it to them to give them a song that wasn't just meant for the show, but that was the show! Most importantly, the song had to come from the same people who made the show.
So, I found myself sitting down to write the Roadies song. I have written songs before, but I realized just how massive the expectations from this one were going to be. Unsure, I desperately needed help. I needed direction. And I needed inspiration. Arijit Datta.
A young musical genius, his voice is as awesome as his compositions are compelling. One of my innermost circle, he and I share a working chemistry that most bands would kill for. He gets me. He truly understands the show. Who better to make the Roadies song with me? Incidentally, his is the voice that sang the previous roadies song, "Jeet lenge yaar". That song was my first attempt at songwriting.
He now has his own band, AIRPORT. And very soon, you're gonna be hearing this name a lot!
Instead of writing a song about tasks and eliminations, we decided to write about the philosophy behind the journey, where, like in life, there are all kinds of experiences. Some good, some tough. But if we are overly worried about destinations, we're gonna miss out on all the fun of the journey - and that's the whole point of the journey, not the destination.
The sound, too, has evolved from the hummable canteen song that "Jeet lenge yaar" was, to something much more alive, edgier, and raw... in fact, much more ROADIES!
Hope you like the song and accept it as your own, the way you have made the show your own. This is especially for you, straight from our heart. But even if this song doesn't become your Roadies anthem, it's okay. Because making this song was a journey we thoroughly enjoyed...