Shayan Italia Music
Shayan ItaliaIndian National Anthem
In 2018 the Shayan Italia Indian National Anthem version became the most viewed national anthem of any country in history garnering in excess of 100 million views on YouTube. Shayan Italia did what many would say “the unthinkable”. He took the most beloved tune from India and flipped it 360 degrees, challenging mindsets and defying the norm. Paying homage to his Mum, the heartfelt Shayan Italia Indian National Anthem rendition launched the initiative #IWouldStandForThis and sparked 450,000 tweets and over 6,000 press articles worldwide including the story being picked up by PTI. It won Shayan the prestigious “Global Indian Of The Year” award for his outstanding contribution to India.
Shayan ItaliaPower Of Love featuringThe Global Lockdown Choir
In a followup to the 2018 mesmerizing Shayan Italia Indian National Anthem video, in April 2020, along with female vocalist Delraaz Bunshah and the Indian Zoroastrian Parsi community youth came together with The Global Lockdown Choir to record a unique rendition of Jennifer Rush’s classic “Power Of Love”. Dedicated to all those who were away from their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, the video and stunning audio recording received both critical and commercial acclaim going viral on Facebook touching nearly every continent on the globe sparking much media interest as well.
“Well, is the new Elton John going to come from India?”- Sir David Frost
Shayan Italia is one of only a handful of people from India to be interviewed by the late great Sir David Frost. In his interview on the show ‘Frost Over The World’, Shayan talks about his journey in music , entrepreneurship and how he ingeniously auctioned a portion of his future earnings on eBay to fund his initial sound recordings post the death of both his parents..
The interview opens up with Sir David Frost asking the question “Is the new Elton John going to come from India?”
Shayan Italia#ShaLaLaLaThe Visually Breathtaking Debut Hindi Music Video for 2021
#ShaLaLaLa marks the sensual Hindi Music debut and follow up to the historically successful Shayan Italia Indian National Anthem video and his first commercial song release. Adopting a universal message “Love. Without Boundaries”, the irresistibly catchy tune features over 65 global legendary session musicians coming together hallmarking an evolutionary step for music in India. The song’s music video, transcends visuals within the Hindi music market through breathtaking cinematography by acclaimed cinematographer Gianni Giannelli fully processed in 4K Ultra HD.
Shayan ItaliaGhost Town (Live Practice)
Ghost Town is undoubtedly one of the best and most ambitious songs Shayan Italia has ever written. It is incredibly hard to write a song with commercial appeal without the word “love” in it. Ghost Town accepts that challenge and succeeds in spades. The nuances of melody, the chorus structures for this composition and delivery of the vocals in its demo version are simply astounding, so much so that even in the studio Shayan has not been able to replicate the magic of the demo. So for now it stays as it is in the locker till we can bring its soul to life!
Shayan ItaliaGlory Of Love
One of Shayan’s all-time favourites, Glory Of Love is a masterpiece of a live performance on grand piano by the maestro himself. Taking Peter Cetera and David Foster‘s classic and making the piece his own, this rendition is filled with emotion, some great vocal stretches and some killer piano riffs and rolls. Close your eyes, get your earphones on and listen. Get ready to be taken to a magical land of music from where you will refuse to return!
Shayan ItaliaWalking In The Airfeaturing Frazan Adil Kotwal
Walking In The Air is a classic written by Howard Blake for the 1982 animated film “The Snowman”. Here Shayan Italia adapts the classic for a more contemporary arrangement on the piano giving it his own personal touch. Featured vocalist Frazan Adil Kotwal, who also happens to be a Zoroastrian Parsi, like Shayan, is a fully ordained Zoroastrian Priest and is currently studying voice at University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany, one of the world’s finest musical institutes.
Shayan ItaliaCan't Help Falling in Love (Live)
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” is one of the most iconic love songs ever written, made famous in 1961, by the late great Elvis Presley. A favourite of both Shayan’s Mum and her sister, his aunt, it was only apt for him to record this live on his piano at his home in Mumbai for his cousin’s birthday on 12 June 2020. His vocal and piano control on this performance is exemplary. Listen with earphones. It will feel like he is singing to you, and only you!
Shayan ItaliaFEEL, The Broadway Musical
Feel is the enigmatic, visually-stunning and filled-with-wonder musical that is currently in the works. It features some of Shayan Italia’s most promising compositions from his 100+ strong Class-A song catalogue. Feel is a story about hope, getting pinned down by life, taking all the beatings, learning from them and rising up to succeed against all odds, with integrity. A large part of the musical is inspired by Shayan’s life itself; of the boy who lost his mother at a young age, became musical unexpectedly and started his journey of self-discovery.
Backed by a hilariously witty fast-paced script, incredible orchestration and jaw-dropping visuals special effects, FEEL promises to be a nigh to remember at the theatre when it launches. STAY TUNED!