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Creating music for a film dealing with youth, friendship and terrorism can be tricky. But Pritam manages to find a balance as a composer, and Pankaj Awasthi also composes one track. The album has 4 solos, 2 remixed versions and 2 instrumental pieces.
Kay Kay gets to sing 'Hai Junoon' which carries Pritam's stamp all over it. The lyrics are refreshing and the tune is very catchy and carefree. Kay Kay is perfect for such outings and this song is no exception. You can play this while you are driving with friends, or just hanging out. A pretty good start this!
Sunidhi Chauhan comes behind the mike with 'Mere Sang', which is probably my most favorite track from the album. Mere Sang is soft, sweet and extremely pleasant to the ears. Sunidhi Chauhan proves it yet again that she's more than the usual fun and fast tracks. Mere Sang falls under rock and will remind you of the genre covered by female rockstars. The lyrics, composition and singing all deserve top marks here. Immerse yourself in this!
Mohit Chauhan means quality and 'Tu Ne Jo Na Kaha' only reassures that. While this might remind you of his other songs for Pritam, it also holds its own individuality. The album maintains the ambience so far, and the songs are more of the pleasant type. This is perfect for lounging, hanging out and driving.
Pankaj Awasthi's 'Aye Saath Mere' is sufi music but somehow fails to evoke emotions in you. This is a letdown considering his past record. The song might create impact when it plays on the background in the film, but doesn't hold much appeal audiowise.
The remixed versions of 'Hai Junoon' and 'Mere Sang' appear next in the album. Both the songs are good and the remixed version of Hai Junoon is actually better than the original.
While the 'New York Theme' by Julias Packiam fails to make much of an impression, 'Sam's Theme' by Caralisa Monteiro is much more soothing and soulful.
New York's album is a pretty decent one, and the first three songs are equally good.