Wedding songs

A ‘trippin’ song – The New Indian Express

Express press service

KOCHI: A group of four friends on the road – hiking mountains, swimming under waterfalls, stopping at makeshift shops and sipping a cup of hot tea – would be a relatable memory for many of us. Even after years, memories of such trips will remain etched in our minds. The music video “Ith Neram” (This is the moment) takes the listener down one of these memory lanes. Composed, sung, performed and produced by Rufus Johns, the track will touch any Malayali.

‘Ith Neram’ the poignant one-liner conveys a lot of emotions. It contains hope, happiness and a motive to live in the moment. “Since I started thinking about composing, I wanted the tracks to reach many people. I wanted these songs to be sung easily by anyone and resonate with many. Getting out of bikes and going places with a one motive: to explore. It’s something a lot of us have been doing. The visuals sum up those good old days,” says Rufus, a native of Kayamkulam.

The music is about four minutes long and is the result of Rufus’ hard work over two years. “The song was made during the initial phase of the lockdown. Memories of college and time spent with my friends all came flooding back during this time. And those paved the way for a travel song,” says Rufus.

From shawarma to fries
Rufus did his best to fund the song. Even started cooking for it. “I used all the resources I could to make the song. As I was good at cooking, I started a home food delivery business – from shawarma to holding ‘upperi sale’. “, I did everything with the help of my parents and friends. I also raised funds by singing at receptions and designing wedding cards. And then the dream of composing a song with my hard-earned money has come true. If you have a will and are willing to get out of it, your wishes come true,” Rufus says ecstatically.

live in the moment
The song showcases the spirit of youth. However, Rufus says this can be anyone’s time, regardless of age. The picturesque video highlights the beauty of Elapara, Vagamon and CMS College in Kottayam. As the video brings everyone closer to nature, the colorful music finds a place in everyone’s heart.
“Along with my bike, the RX100 helped make the video popular. Many could relate to it. Older generation people could easily relate to it. The bike in the video is an ode to those little rides. Many have reached out to me and thanked me for taking them through their good times,” Rufus adds.

The song is written by Arun Lal. Joe Johnson is the music producer and cinematography is by Kevin Philip. Ashish John Samuel is the assistant director. The track was released by Wonderwall Media on YouTube. Rufus also credits artist Job Kurian for motivating him to move forward with his debut track.

KOCHI: A group of four friends on the road – hiking mountains, swimming under waterfalls, stopping at makeshift shops and sipping a cup of hot tea – would be a relatable memory for many of us. Even after years, memories of such trips will remain etched in our minds. The music video “Ith Neram” (This is the moment) takes the listener down one of these memory lanes. Composed, sung, performed and produced by Rufus Johns, the track will touch any Malayali. ‘Ith Neram’ the poignant one-liner conveys a lot of emotions. It contains hope, happiness and a motive to live in the moment. “Since I started thinking about composing, I wanted the tracks to reach many people. I wanted these songs to be sung easily by anyone and resonate with many. Getting out of bikes and going places with a only motive: to explore. It’s something that many of us have done. The visuals sum up those good old days,” says Rufus, a native of Kayamkulam. The music is about four minutes long and is the result of the hard work of Rufus for two years.” The song was made during the initial phase of lockdown. Memories of college and time spent with my friends all came flooding back during this time. And those paved the way for a travel song,” says Rufus. From shawarma to fries, Rufus did his best to finance the song. Even started cooking for it. “I used all the resources I could to make the song. As I was good at cooking, I started a home food delivery business – from shawarma to holding “dirty upperi”, I did it all with the help of my relatives and friends. I also raised funds by singing at receptions and designing wedding cards. And then the dream of composing a track with my hard-earned money came true. If you have a will and you’re ready to get out of it, your wishes come true,” Rufus says ecstatically. Live in the Moment The song showcases the spirit of youth. However, Rufus says this can be anyone’s time, regardless of age. The picturesque video highlights the beauty of Elapara, Vagamon and CMS College in Kottayam. As the video brings everyone closer to nature, the colorful music finds a place in everyone’s heart. “Along with my bike, the RX100 helped make the video popular. Many could relate to it. Older generation people could easily relate to it. The bike in the video is an ode to those little rides. Many have reached out to me and thanked me for taking them through their good times,” adds Rufus. The song is written by Arun Lal. Joe Johnson is the music producer and the cinematography is by Kevin Philip. Ashish John Samuel is the assistant director. The track was released by Wonderwall Media on YouTube. Rufus also credits artist Job Kurian for motivating him to move forward with his debut track.