Exclusive Premiere: Madmast Soak in Nineties Nostalgia in Charming ‘Tumse Pyaar Hai’ Video

The Mumbai band’s fourth single rekindles long lost love over gentle indie-folk sonic charm

Anurag Tagat
Aug 06, 2022





Mumbai band Madmast. Photo: Umesh Mittu

Turn down the lights and get a few candles for Mumbai band Madmast‘s tender, cozy new song “Tumse Pyaar Hai.” An unfaltering, outright declaration of love, the music video for the Hindi song reflects the idea of long-lost love returning to one’s life by invoking Indian middle-class culture in the Nineties and early 2000s.

The band describes the music video as “our love letter to the Nineties.” Made for the Nineties kids, “Tumse Pyaar Hai” takes the route of charming, affectionate folk — acoustic guitars by Keshav Parthasarathy, melodica from Nishant Nair and vocalist Vaibhav Sharma’s sublime voice. There are subtler elements from Madmast’s rhythm section, with percussive work from drummer Saurav Datta and bass by Anish Nair.

Sharma says in a statement about the song, “Tumse Pyaar Hai is a heartfelt tale of love and longing, it’s about two present-day lovers who have lived through so much and then had to part. What both of them feel when they reunite after a long time is what this song is all about. They say distance makes the heart fonder, and that’s the emotion this song dwells upon.”

With “Tumse Pyaar Hai” — Madmast’s fourth single and first release of 2022 — the five-member band showcase an ever-diversifying sound. They brought rage with the riff-led “Kaisi Ye Maaya,” delved into heartwarming indie-folk on “Aaj Phir Tera” and showcased journeying rock with “Ae Dil.” Sharma says there may just be three more Madmast songs coming out this year.

Watch the lyric video for “Tumse Pyaar Hai” below.

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