Ed Sheeran's Shape of You, released in January 2017, is a runaway hit. The song has since featured in the No.1 position in the singles chart of 30 countries.
And now, IndianRaga, an MIT founded education startup which defines its mission as making it easy to access "authentic education in the arts and build a thoughtful society," has come up with a Carnatic avatar of the song.
Composer Mahesh Raghvan shared the video on Facebook, stating that he'd been secretly working on it with Aditya Rao (Vocal), Vinod Krishnan (Vocal), and IndianRaga.
Posted on Tuesday, the song has already garnered over 1.3 million views and has become an internet sensation. Who would have thought that a British song would lend itself so well to a Carnatic adaptation? The brilliantly composed and executed fusion has struck a chord with lovers of Carnatic as well as pop music.