‘Shayad’ is a celebration of love in its purest, most unadulterated form. As you croon to its lyrics, you realize that there exists a hopeless romantic in you – one who craves for a love as powerful and unconditional as Veer’s was for Zoe. It speaks to your soul in ways unimaginable, seeking out unexplored crevices of your heart and touching them ever so softly. The longing that Veer experiences is almost palpable, compelling you to become one with the vast emptiness that he feels.
As he sings, ‘Na chahiye kuch tumse zyaada, tumse kam nahin’, it reinforces all that love is and more. Alluding to a deep craving for a person and not settling for anything less than them, this song describes love and the trail of expectations it leaves in its wake. It talks about loving someone profoundly yet being held captive by one’s own mind. It is an acknowledgement of love in all its resplendent glory.
This song encapsulates and brings to life, all-encompassing love, in its very essence. And it prods you to question your own understanding of love whilst lauding its selflessness.
It is at once a song about wistfully longing for a person and worshiping them for all that they are. As it plays itself out, it gently caresses your soul and inevitably envelopes you in a cocoon of comfortable familiarity, of love and longing.
‘Shayad’ is an ode to love, the kind that consumes you in its entirety while transporting you to another world – one where magic is not make-believe and love is revered.