Lesle Lewis loves change. Best known for his classical fusion sound as part of the two-member band, Colonial Cousins (with Hariharan), the singer is now busy composing a soundtrack for FremantleMediaa��s new web series, Confessions. In fact the banda��s popular Krishna song was recently in the spotlight when actor Salman Khan shared a video of Lewis crooning the song on the 20th birthday of the singer’s daughter. In Confessions, Lewis has gone the high-energy mode, with an upbeat rock soundtrack sung by Anushka Manchanda. a�?Much like the plot of the series, which is about three girls whose lives take a complete spin in a new city, the track too has a similar vibe, which a�?spinsa�� in the middle with a guitar riff,a�? says Lewis, 55, who adds that he took a day to complete the song. a�?Episodes of digital shows are shorter, so it takes effort to compose a track that will create an impact right from the start.a�?
With hits like Yaaron Dosti and Pari Hoon Mai, Lewis is often credited for introducing indie-pop in the country. Popular with debut projects, a�?Be it the inaugural season of Indian Idol or last yeara��s Beauty and the Beast by Disney, all new ideas or first time projects tend to end up in my lap,a�? he laughs. That said, the singer admits that his focus now is to compose for a�?Lesle Lewis, the singera�?, featuring sounds that are different from what he has created so far.
a�� Karan Pillai