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Soul is missing from songs nowadays: Lata Mangeshkar

Soul is missing from songs nowadays: Lata Mangeshkar

Whether it was "Lag jaa gale" in 1964 or "Luka Chuppi" in 2006 -- legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's renditions have touched generations of music lovers who continue to enjoy her golden tracks. But she says she finds the "soul" missing from today's music. "I think playback singing has a lot to do with voice acting. I would suggest to all the youngsters to understand the character, situation and the story behind the songs. That is when you can add soul to the rendition which, I think, is missing in today's music," the 87-year-old told in an interview at her Prabhu Kunj residence here. She observed that "perhaps that is why people still love to listen to retro songs, and new songs are going out of listeners' memory faster". "As a singer, you have to bring the soul to the song," said the industry veteran, hailed by many as the Nightingale of India.

 
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