Shayan Chowdhury (Bengali: শায়ান চৌধুরী), better known by his nickname Arnob, is a young musician from Bangladesh who has gained widespread popularity for his unique indie sound. Coming from a musical family - his uncle Tapan Chowdhury is also a famous singer - Arnob completed his studies at Patha Bhavana, Santiniketan, where he met his wife Sahana Bajpaie who is also a singer.|
Arnob is a member of the band Prayer Hall. In addition, he has also released four solo albums. The first album was Chaina Bhabish and the second Hok Kolorob. Third and fourth are Doob and Roud Bolechhe Jabo Jabo respectively. A combination of poetic lyrics and sophisticated melodies has earned Arnob a large fanbase among Bangladesh’s music listeners.
Hok Kolorob is the second solo album of this celebrated fusion artist. This album consists of songs that Arnob had written during his years at Shantiniketan. This album contains lyrics written by his wife Shahana Bajpai, and the songs are comparatively more melodius and simple in structure compared to his debut album Chaina Bhabish, which had a lot of experimental sounds. Among the big hits of Hok Kolorob are: Tomar Jonno, Tui Ki Janishna 2, Hok Kolorob, Tor Jonno, Bhalobasha Tar Por, etc
Arnob released his third studio album Doob in April of 2008. He collaborated with his wife Sahana Bajpai, Saad, the MAk, Zohad, Andrew, Idris rahman etc. His distinct style and indie tune is still the core of this album but the studio produced sound may have its fair share of criticism.