Sabandeසබඳේ

Sabande - Shyamalangan with Umara and Dumal

පෙරදා මසිතේ පාට තැවරූ ඔබද මේ

Somewhere within him, was a man, wanting her to love him instead of hiding behind a dark reality of an accustomed world. She loved him through her perfectly defined world and partly denied fears. They are secretly in love in their own restless minds and converse through ‘Sabande’.

Sabande had been an overdue project of mine for the Sri Lankan Sinhala music fans. I had been constantly receiving emails and messages requesting a new Sinhala song. I apologize for keeping you waiting. This is for you.


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Composer Shyamalangan conducting a 30 piece String Orchestra at Studio 301 Sydney, Australia.

Supporting Artists

Umara Sinhawansa

Umara Sinhawansa Umara is Sri Lanka's most versatile vocalist and a performing artist. She is also an accomplished entrepreneur and a passionate vocal trainer. She has collaborated with many local and international artists and bands and has made a name for herself.

Dumal Warnakulasuriya

Dumal Warnakulasuriya Dumal is an award-winning singer and a multi-instrumentalist. He is also a classically trained violinist. He has sung many songs in TV and Movies in Sri Lanka. He is a part of an upcoming fusion band exploring new music.

Trivia
The music video shoot took place at Hotel Hilton, Colombo at the early hours from 1 am to 4 am. The crew moved the piano from a stage to the desired backdrop location just for the shoot.
Umara couldn't remember the lyrics for the song during the video shoot. Shenya (Dumal's wife) was prompting the lyrics for Umara to get her lip-sync right throughout the shoot.

Sabande : Music Video
Sabande : Music Video
Video : Sydney Strings Orchestra Session at Studio 301
Video : Sydney Strings Orchestra Session at Studio 301

Lyrics

  • සබඳේ නොසිතු සේ උන්මාදවී මෙලෙසේ
  • සොඳුරේ නොසිතු සේ ශ්‍රුන්ඝාර වේ රැය මේ
  • පෙරදා මසිතේ පාට තැවරූ ඔබද මේ
  • මිහිරේ හිත කැළඹේ හීන අතරේ විසිරිලා

  • අනුරා සුපෙම් ගී සුළඟේ ඇසේවා
    තරිඳා සළු උනාලු මේ රෑ
  • නොදවා නුරාවෙන් රැය දැන් ගෙවේවා
    සුව වී සිත නිවේවා සීතේ
  • සේපාලිකා යායේ සුවඳට මා යාවේ
    මේ සීත මායාවේ උණුහුම නෑ කාගේ
  • සඳ එළියේ මා දැවේ

  • මධු රෑ මහෝගේ අද නෑ උදාවී
    සබඳේ ඇයි මුළාවී මේ රෑ
  • පිබිදී ප්‍රමෝදේ දෙසිතක් බැඳේවා
    තුරුළේ රැය ගෙවේවා පෑහී
  • තාරුණ්‍ය මායාවේ හීනෙන්ද රෑ පානේ
    සෝ තාප සංකාවේ ගිලෙමුද රෑ යාමේ
  • නිදි නැති රෑ මා දැවේ

Credits

  • Composition & ArrangementShyamalangan
  • LyricsNilar N. Cassim
  • VocalsUmara Sinhawansa
  • Dumal Warnakulasuriya
  • Special AppearanceDhakshith Samaraweera
  • Rangika Jayasinghe
  • Special ThanksImran Saibo
  • Hilton (Colombo)
  • CoordinatorKausalya Shyamalangan
  • InstrumentsAcoustic Guitar : Simeon Telfer
  • Bass Guitar : Shane Gamage
  • Flute : Navin Iyear
  • Strings Arrangement : Shyamalangan
  • String Score & Additional Arrangements : Kalyani Nair
  • 1st Violins : Phil Hartl (concertmaster), Askar Nurlanov, Ben Li, Alex Norton, Emily Qin, Julia Bloom, Tom Dethlefs, Ziva Altman, Dominique Guerbois, Narine Shamavonian
  • 2nd Violins : Ursula Nelius, Belinda Jezek, Martyn Henshell, Tracy Wan, Heather Burnley, Jane Stanley, Dimitri Calligeros, Adrian Bendt
  • Violas : Sandro Costantino, David Wicks, Dan Williams, Alex Pringle, Leo Kram, Georgina Price
  • Cellos : Andrew Wilson, Jo Costantino, Margaret Iddison, James Churchill
  • Basses : Richard Lynn, Joe Bisits
  • AudiographyRecorded By : Shyamalangan, Thilina Boralessa, R.K.Sundar
  • Recorded At : Oveyen Studio (Sydney), Amusync Entertainment (Colombo), Studio 301 (Sydney)
  • Mixing By : R.K.Sundar & Shyamalangan
  • Mastered By : R.K.Sundar
  • VideographyConcept & Direction : Shyamalangan
  • Production Manager : Jeevithan Jeev
  • DOP : Edwin J Robert
  • Makeup : Luckshini Balasingham
  • Editing : Arun Selvakumar
  • VFX : Dasun Prabhashwara
  • Production Crew : Sasanka S Udayanga, Rumesh Roma, Sarmli, Herman Geeth, Amantha Amayuru, Vivek Kaushan, Sarmli
  • Assistants : Newil Masibula, Sajith Kularathne, Shalitha Jayasundara, Usha Denipitiya, Tharaka Abeyrathne
Shyamalangan
Nilar N. Cassim
Umara Sinhawansa
Dumal Warnakulasuriya