Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa is India’s most viewed singing star on YouTube. The multi-talented star has marked his maiden international collaboration with American rapper Pitbull with “Slowly Slowly” and says both the artistes eventually felt connected at a human level.
Guru met Pitbull a couple of times for the project.
Asked about his best takeaway, Guru, 27, told IANS: “Pitbull is such a team player and he really knows how to take care of people around him. He believes that a song is a result of a good teamwork… I believe in the same. Perhaps that is why initially we connected for music, but eventually we felt connected as people.”
“He is humble, and when he works, there is no air… He is full of joy and very normal. So I wasn’t nervous during the recording, I felt humble.”
The song “Slowly Slowly” has been shot in Miami and it’s the second time Pitbull is collaborating with an Indian artiste after Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
The fact cannot be denied that it’s party-time for all Guru fans since they had been eagerly waiting for the song featuring Pitbull. Punjabi song “Slowly Slowly” has been released by T-Series on Friday and the company head Bhushan Kumar announced its release through his tweet. Bhushan has also stated, “Slowly Slowly couldn’t have released at a better time than today when the world has recognized T-Series as a force to reckon with internationally because of our exponentially growing YouTube presence.”
Guru further said joining creative forces with Pitbull was “great”. He added, “Our world is different… I am singing a Punjabi dance number with my signature style and Pitbull sir is adding his rapping style. So yes, it is exciting. Earlier, sir had collaborated with Priyanka Chopra but that was an English song. But mine is Punjabi. I am so glad that I am representing my country for the global audience through this song… I am excited, I really am.”
“Pitbull knows about India, he has performed in our country and we have a lot of his fans,” added the “Lahore” famed singer, who has also sung tracks like “Tu Meri Rani”, “Suit suit”, “Patola”, “High rated Gabru”.
One of the best things about Guru is unlike many other Punjabi singers and rappers, he avoids slangs in his songs and this is also the major reason why he is most loved even among community outside Punjabi-speaking one. ‘Lahore’, ‘Patola’ and ‘High Rated Gabru’ are few songs because of his fan-following is great.
Guru said one cannot differentiate songs as film and independent (non-film). “It is only good songs and bad songs. So even if you promote a song with the best of your ability and invest money, it will fade away (if it is bad). And a good song always finds its way to the listeners. Therefore, when people say that independent music needs more promotion, I wonder why,” he said.
Talking about his next step, Guru said, “I would like to do more international collaborations because such creative exchange is exciting… I really want to go international. I wish to collaborate with Bruno Mars. Keeping my finger crossed. This year or maybe by next year, but I want that.”