Hallelujah, Coke Studio, Season 2, Episode 608:56

Published on July 7, 2012

A reworking of Leonard Cohen’s classic song by the same name, Karsh’s version is about the pain and glory of love. For this version, he enlists guitarist Warren Mendonsa’s songwriting skills and incorporates the instrumental portion of Warren’s ‘Ode to a Sunny Day’ which seemed to thematically match the mood of ‘Halleluiah’.

Shilpa Rao comes in on the Hindusthani bits with echoes of ‘Jhoola’, a song she grew up on. The beautiful song is marked by an epic guitar solo by Warren.

Singers: Karsh Kale, Shilpa Rao

Song Lyricists: Karsh Kale, Leonard Cohen

Music Composer: Karsh Kale

Music Director: N/A

Release on: 7th July, 2012

Composed & Produced by: Karsh Kale and Warren Mendonsa
Language: Hindi and English
Lyrics: Leonard Cohen, Karsh Kale & Traditional Lyrics
Vocals: Karsh Kale & Shilpa Rao
Backing Vocals: Shruti Pathak, Apeksha Dandekar, Monali Thakur, Benny Dayal
Drums: Jai Row Kavi
Electric Guitar: Warren Mendonsa
Acoustic Guitar: Gaurav Gupta
Bass: Johan Pais
Keys: Karsh Kale
Flute: Ajay Prassanna