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News |  29 Sep 2023 13:26 |  By RnMTeam

Hitesh Rikki Madan revisits rock music with 'Tu Bataa'

MUMBAI: Hitesh Rikki Madan comes out with his 6th single TU BATAA, this time a collaboration with his sons.

Tu Bataa is a quintessential Gen Z love story waiting to unfurl: boy is smitten, will she want to make it a night to remember? With high energy performances and a video to match, it features Arriv on vocals & bass, Advay on vocals and drums and Hitesh on vocals & guitars.

Both Advay and Arriv are in their teens, abundant in talent and raring to go in their musical pursuits. They have given superlative performances in Tu Bataa, owning the song brilliantly and making dad Hitesh proud as they try to match up.

The video is electrifying, by filmmaker-director Vishesh Verma, the extraordinaire who has collaborated on three other music videos with Hitesh, and has grown so fond of the boys over time. Together with National Award winning director of photography Sachin Gadankush, this dream-team from Mumbai enthrals with visuals that are dreamy yet grungy, rugged yet sexy, pacy yet deliberate.

In launching his teenage sons, Hitesh comes full circle; he was also 19 when, as part of Euphoria, Dhoom was released in 1998. The members of this father-son trio complement each other, each being gifted uniquely and playing his strength to bring a fresh, new-age sound to this out-and-out rock song, Tu Bataa. Hooky guitar riffs, a heartwarming groovy bassline and punchy drums bring alive the track, springing surprises as we listen.

Arriv’s distinctive voice opens the song, moving to Hitesh’s dulcet vocals and then Advay’s husky baritone. It’s a dynamically rich track with rap-like spoken verses, lilting pre chorus, full-throttle voices backed by overdrive distortion guitar in the high energy chorus, and interspersed with three-part harmonies, all culminating in this sublime composition. It is interesting to note how the kids’ voices have transformed with age since their last song release Aao Naa in 2021.

The video has been shot in a factory at the Delhi border backed by the best in the industry. In dear friend Vishesh, Hitesh finds the visionary who understands and drives each project to fruition. Their collaborations, Tu Bataa being the fourth, have worked marvellously, owing much to Vishesh’s love for music, Hitesh’s complete faith in Vishesh’s genius and their shared work ethos.