ko2Leon James who makes the noticeable debut in the multi-composer album Kanchana 2 and he scored music for the sequel of super hit Ko. Let’s check out whether Leon manages to make an impression with his full-fledged solo album or not.

Kohila:Leo James strikes a chord with the listeners in the first song, a breezy melody where Neeti Mohan’spleasant vocals along with the composer itself behind the mic creates an enjoyable duet. The highlight of the song is undeniable classical string interludes along with catchy although heard before Kohila hook. MadhanKarky marks his presence with his idiosyncratic rhythmic lyrics.


Vidaadha: Vidaadha is the kind of typical energetic grungy song rendered by none other than Vishal Dadlani and his verve for this kind of song is matter-of-fact. However tune is pretty much conventional which makes this one uninspiring, However Leon’s interludes with synthesized elements along with pipes are noticeable.

Kannamma: InnoGenga, who did cover album of many hit songs makes his debut with Kannamma alongside ever reliable Chinmayiand she is amazing as always in this another breezy melody. Though the tune is not an instantly catchy one, this track works mainly because of earnest rendition by the lead singers and the strings in the interlude sections

UnnaiMaatrinaal: Harish Sivaramakrishnan of Agam fame infused the enough liveliness with his rendition of the inspirationally worded lyrics by Na Muthukumar. Another major highlight of this song is the chorus portions by the group of children and brilliant use of Nadhaswaram occasionally. Harish’s improvisation towards the end is another plus point in this uplifting song.

Kannamma (reprise):Another bollywood singer makes his debut in Tamil with this Kannamma reprise version where the tune is adorned with minimal piano base which gels well with the vocals. The beauty of the tune is emphasized well in this pathos version mainly because of minimalistic orchestration and earnest rendition by Salim Merchant

Ko2 Theme: Ko2 starts off in an intriguing synthesized sound and followed by mix of classical and electronic sounds is pretty captivating but the theme ends before it makes any impact on the listener.Hope the theme blends well with the visuals.

Verdict: Leon James makes a fascinating debut with Ko2 which has right mix of enjoyable set of songs. Leon is another young composer to look out for in Tamil film industry.

Rating: 3/5

Pick of the Album:Kohila, UnnaiMaatrinaal, Kannamma.

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