In 2011, director Mysskin introduced composer K to the film industry through Yuddham Sei. Five years have passed, and K has now composed for over fifteen films, worked with Rajeev Ravi twice, and even acted in a film – Kallappadam. Though K is an engineering graduate, he’s no night owl. For him, music composition is his ‘9 to 5 job’. He also likes his music warm and neat, and is the happiest when he’s listening to songs from the ’60s. This week was World Music Day (June 21), and K continues his trip down music memory lane, introducing us to songs that continue to inspire him.
Guinevere – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
The Song: Guinevere. A hauntingly beautiful ode to Lady Guinevere, the song is pure CSNY. Though it deals with issues of freedom, according to legend, David Crosby wrote it about the three women he loved – singer Joni Mitchell, Christine Hinton, and ‘somebody he couldn’t name’.
Whatever its core theme, no one can deny the song’s profound effect on first-time listeners, or its ability to transport one to a magical land, full of chivalrous knights and golden-haired queens.
The Artists: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, & Graham Nash
“It’s a magical song which immediately conjures up the most beautiful imagery one has ever seen. I’ve never gone into what the song means and all that. I was in Class 12 when I first heard it. For me, it’s just beautiful and warm and all things nice. CSNY are known for their vocal harmonies, and I think that’s one of the primary reasons it appealed to me.”