Shriram Alluri’s second album, which is in Telugu, is inspired by his travel experiences
Shriram Alluri lets music lovers into his life with his second album O Katha: Tales of this Telugu Man. Inspired by his travel experiences around the world, the Telugu album includes songs for the loverlorn hearts. “A few songs are based on love and wishful thinking while others are on interpersonal relationship and the experiences that moved me”,enthuses Shriram, whose first album Man of Truth, which was in English, was released in 2016. Having studied in different schools in Andhra Pradesh and UK, Shriram incorporated social commentary into O Katha… lyrics . “One song from the album was recordedin 2016 but the remaining seven are new. We worked on the lyrics to make it more palatable for Telugu music lovers,”
The Hyderabad-born, London-based globetrotting musician, Alluri Shriram, is back with his second album ‘O Katha: Tales of This Telugu Man’ which is going to be available on his website allurimusic starting this Saturday, Citing the inspiration for his second studio album as, “ an identity crisis being resolved”, the singer feels he has identified and connected with his native language through the course of writing these songs in Telugu, While the lyrics on his album are close to home, the music was created in collaboration with award-winning Italian music producer, Tommaso Colliva giving the music a Western aura. Shriram’s personal favourite tune from his latest creation is “Baalyam” which already hav over 6 lakh views on YouTube. His other songs have love, travel and societal politics as the main subjects making a relatable narrative for all the listeners. Alluri’s third album is in the works where he plans to change the Western packaging in terms of music and move towards more indian beats. Alluri and his team plan on touring various universities across Andhra Pradesh ans Telangana to get a hands-on responce from young audiences and mould their new album accordingly. The songs will largely be penned in Telugu with room for a few English tracks for his global audience as well. Alluri plans on utilising the growing market for live music in the country and wants to help the culture grow in India.
He is back in Hyderabad to announce the completion of his album Telugu Rock n Roll Music Album “O Katha: Tales of This Telugu Man’, just released in the market, the 12 tracks music album is available on digital platforms and also in vinyl, the download of album is available from 4th May on allurimusic.com. This is the first time a Telugu music album is recorded using Italian musicians, A diarist to his core, Alluri’s debut album ”Man of Truth” was written during a six month travel break, between completing his Masters in Finland and returning home to India. Though he had been out of India for his education for nearly 13 years in England and Finland, his passion for his mother tongue made him write songs in Telugu. The artist also announced; he is set to start his third album soon. Shriram Alluri doesn’t need any introduction. The Hyderabad-born London-based alternate rock singer – song writer, is an artist who’s infused the best of two cultures, His vocals in his native language Telugu, breaks away from English and helped him carve a niche for himself in the global music industry. He has worked with Grammy award -winning producer Tommaso Colliva. “Coming back to Hyderabad is always an absolute thrill” says Alluri. and adds I am looking forward to my trips to different Universities in India this year and am excited to announce that I have.” After having ahectic year in 2018, traveling to cities like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Amaravati, and countries like England, France, Estoina, Alluri, has now chalked a plan for 2019-2020 to go on a Universities Gigs in India and also to document his travel and performance. His noted successful performance at the international stage include Cambridge Folk Festival – July 2017, Sofar Sounds X Amnesty – Milano Sep 2017, Transmusicales – Rennes, France Dec-2017, Tallinn Music week 2018- Estonia April 2018 and in London – 12 June2018. He was also part of the NH7 Weeknder Pune in 2017 performed in hyderabad the same year, with Italian musicians Roberto Dragonettin, Nicolo Taccori, Domenico Mamone, Raffaele Scogna which was bighit, In 2018 August he performed live in Hyderabad, in partnership with Paolo Raineri-Trumpet, Roberto Dragonetti-Bass, Davide Arzuffi-Drums, Pietro Ubaldi – Keyboard, Alluri Vocals/ ElecGtr, Ranga – Flute, Murali – Tabla was a ground breaking venture, a congregation of the vary best of talent was unimaginable for the Hyderabad fans. He followed it by a mindblowing performance in Amaravati for Amaravati Global Music and Dance Festival 2018.