HIS FIRST ALBUM IN 7 YEARS FEATURES COLLABORATIONS WITH SALIM-SULAIMAN AND SHREYA GHOSHAL
MaestroUstadRahatFateh Ali Khan has signed to leading record label, Universal Music India for the release of his long awaited album ‘Back 2 Love’. The album, his 4thand his first in 7 years will be released globally on 9th June`14. The album goes `live’ for pre-order tomorrow across e-commerce portals in India.
`Back 2 Love’is a stunning collection of 10 soulful melodies that will enthrall audiences, both new and existing. The album includes collaborations with prolific Indian musicians including the music composer brother duo Salim- Sulaiman and a duet with the talented play back singer Shreya Ghoshal.
It must be noted here that the Ustaad of `Qawaali’ and `Sufi’ music, Rahat has an envious list of Bollywood hits to his credit including “Sajda” (My Name is Khan), “Teri Ore” (Singh is King), “O Re Piya” (AajaNachle), &“JiyaDhadakDhadak”(Kalyug) to name a few amongst his poignant works that have always tugged many a heart strings. This time round too, the world renowned musician is all set to mesmerize with his 10 new soulful and heart rendering compositions from `Back 2 Love’.
SaysRahatFateh Ali Khanon his signing to Universal Music and his latest album, ‘I am excited about my signing with Universal Music Group and look forward in creating magic with "Back2Love" as it is perhaps my best solo effort so far. I feel honored being part of a label like Universal Music as it represents some of the top most artists in this world. I look forward for a long lasting musical relationship with UMG and thank my Producer Salman Ahmed and Universal Music’s Devraj Sanyalfor putting this deal together’.
Adding an Indian feel to his compositions is the much in love couple of `Big Boss’ fame Gauhar Khan and Kushal Tandon who feature in the brilliant music video shot for the stunning lead track “ZarooriTha” that will break closer to the album release date.
SaysDevraj Sanyal,Managing Director, Universal Music / EMI Music, South Asia,“We are extremely proud to present the work of a legendary artist as UstadRahatFateh Ali Khan. Khan’s works being an inspiration and solace to many, have always been looked forward to by avid music lovers the world over. His new album `Back 2 Love’is an all new extension to his already prolific body of work and is definitely his best work yet! Needless to say, we are rolling out a red carpet plan for this brilliant new album as we are confident of its impending success! We will ensure that this onereaches out and touches millions of hearts worldwide!”
`Back 2 Love’ will be releasedacross physical and digital formats worldwide on 9th June`14 exclusively on Universal Music. The album will be available for pre order from tomorrow onwards.,
About Universal Music India:Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd. (UMIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of the Universal Music Group.UMIPL has an extremely rich Indian catalogue comprising songs from Classic Hindi and Regional Films, Indi Pop, Bhangra, Ghazals and Devotional. It’s enviable catalogue includes artistes such as Asha Bhosle, AnupJalota, Bombay Vikings, Jagjit Singh, JoSh, Malkit Singh, PankajUdhas, Panjabi MC, Raghav, Bohemia, MohitChouhan to name a few. UMIPL ‘film’ catalogue (the 2nd largest in India) spans music from blockbusters such as Sholay, Qurbani, Amar Akbar Anthony, ChoriChoriChupkeChupke, Devdas and Munnabhai MBBS amongst the numerous jewels which symbolize the musical journey from the 70’s to date. On the International music front, UMIPL are the clear market leaders with artistes such as Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, ABBA, Akon, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, The Black Eyed Peas, Enrique Iglesias, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, JustinBieber amongst host of other popular music icons and household names in India.