New Delhi : Tulu music composer Loy Valentine Saldanha has released his first Hindi music album titled 'Dosthi'. Composed by Saldanha and written by Melwyn Antony D'souza, 'Dosthi' has been brought out by Muzik247 Tulu, the prominent music label in the Tulu film industry. The duo have also sung in this multi-genre album featuring new singers -Munita Velgas Rao, Rithesh Kumar, Savitha Puttur, Aurvile Rodrigues, Sandesh Kumar, Akshada Talaulikar and Gauthami Hede. 'Dosthi' is the first Hindi album from Saldanha,D'souza team, who have previously contributed to many Hindi jingles as well as theme songs, nationally and internationally. The album has 11 tracks including an English song with its reprise version. Speaking about the album, Mr Saldanha said, "'Dosthi' has been our dream project for the past two years .
The very first song was composed in 2009 when I was studying in Audio Media Education, Chennai, as part of an assignment. When I shared the track with my friends, the feedback we got was amazing which encouraged us to create more such songs. Also, we wanted to encourage new talents, hence we selected new artists for our debut Hindi album. Melwyn Antony D'souza says that coming out with a Hindi album will enable them to have a wider reach. The reason behind creating a Hindi album is that it will have a wider reach since the language is understood by majority of the people in our country. We also wanted to spread the sweetness of our regional languages. Hence we have added the flavours of Konkani and Tulu, which makes the album unique, "he said.