Famous Indian composer Bappi Lahiri has recorded two duets with Lady Gaga and awaits the release of the song by the year-end. The composer revealed his upcoming ventures in an interview with a local Indian publication. And Not just Lady Gaga either, Lahiri has even recorded a duet with Akon as well.
Speaking to the Indian news outlet, he said, “Yes, two duets, with her singing in English and me in Hindi in my inimitable style. We are now waiting for the release to be greenlit, hopefully by the year-end. I also collaborated with Akon two months ago. That song should also be out soon.”
Lahiri had also partnered with DJ duo The Martinez Brothers and Tech House star Jamie Jones on two tracks. He is collaborating with international musicians to mark her 50th anniversary in the Indian film industry. The Martinez Brothers had also remixed ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ on the occasion.
Indian Singer/Composer Bappi Lahiri reveals he has recorded two duets with Lady Gaga.
“Yes, two duets, with her singing in English and me in Hindi in my inimitable style. We are now waiting for the release to be greenlit, hopefully by the year-end".https://t.co/kfmdk9KJSg pic.twitter.com/rpnvEJZPo8
— Gaga Notify (@gaganotify) October 22, 2019
— Filmfare (@filmfare) October 22, 2019
“It features a remix of my superhit song from Disco Dancer, ‘Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy.’ The British-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. used the same song in her 2007 album Kala and, a year later, it was also there in the climax scene of Adam Sandler-film, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan,” he shared.
He informed that the songs took long to be produced since he introduced disco beats in Indian Antara to come up with an innovative sound.
Adding that “I also experimented with a new singer, Parvati Khan. But see, almost four decades later, people around the world are still playing it as a rare tribute to an Indian composer. I’m overwhelmed and feel proud to be accorded this honour.”
The news of him collaborating with Lady Gaga came forth following her tweet in Sanskrit, which read, “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu”, which translates to English as “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 19, 2019
Bappi Lahiri is a renowned musician who has composed music for several Indian movies including Himmatwala, Ghayal, Rangbaaz, and Benaam.