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Love Aaj Kal song ‘Shayad’: Arijit Singh, Pritam reunite for a dreamy romantic ballad

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The romantic track, written by Irshad Kamil, contains the hopeful promise of first love.

Sonal Pandya

When the trailer for Love Aaj Kal (2020) came out, it hinted upon two recreations from Imtiaz Ali’s previous attempt at a similar story in Love Aaj Kal (2009). It’s a pleasant surprise to see that the first released song off the newer film is an original composition by Pritam, and one that features Arijit Singh, no less.

‘Shayad’ is a dreamy introduction into the two timelines of the film; one set in the 1990s and the other in present times. The song is more from the viewpoints of Kartik Aaryan’s characters Raghu and Veer and his attempts to woo Leena (Arushi Sharma) and Zoe (Sara Ali Khan), respectively.

Pritam’s composition has a lovely melody that rises and falls as both Raghu and Veer awkwardly figure out a way to approach the women they love. Irshad Kamil’s lyrics speak of the hopeful promise of first love and the heady emotions they bring.

Of course, the man to tie this all together is Arijit Singh. His mellifluous voice takes the song’s words of love and yearning and turns them into a ballad for smooth listening. With the Arijit Singh stamp on ‘Shayad’, one can be assured we will be hearing more of this love song in the months to come.

Love Aaj Kal is due to be released on 14 February, Valentine’s Day. Watch the song below and let us know if you are keen to watch the film.

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