Having dominated the stage for nearly a decade, the hugely-talented Japjit Kaur is all set to release her highly-anticipated debut single ‘Jalte Hain Dil’.
There’s plenty to enjoy about the brand new single from this highly acclaimed singer. It’s got an ultra-catchy, memorable tune, it’s got great meaningful lyrics, and its production is second to none, but the most exciting thing has to be the angelic voice of Japjit Kaur.
The Indian classically trained singer-songwriter raises the bar with this refreshing and toe-tapping track that is showing all the hallmarks of becoming a massive hit.
Japjit’s debut single ‘Jalte Hain Dil’ is not what you would expect from the diva with the big ballad voice. Produced under Buzz-erk Records, her new track explores the pop-rock genre for the very first time.
Built off the success of songs like ‘Ur Jaa’, ‘Sapano Se Pucho’ and ‘Baavaria’, all written and performed by Kaur for the award-winning and critically acclaimed British composer and musician Niraj Chag, ‘Jalte Hain Dil’ delivers an upbeat modern tune, juxtaposed against a stylish retro video that features Japjit in a double role.
The song is infectiously fun and entertaining, yet the lyrics and video suggest a more serious and dark undertone.
Depicting a strained relationship between a man and woman and her mother-in-law, the brilliantly shot video by the award winning AJ Chag, is a subversive and contradictory portrayal of the song but has a large dose of comedy and humour that makes it interesting and compulsive viewing.
A Delhi-born artist who now resides in London, Japjit has been performing as a singer-songwriter for several years, and taking inspiration from her background in Indian classical and Bollywood music, Kaur writes songs in several Asian languages. She has also accomplished a solid background in theatre since her first theatre job almost 10 years ago.
Having been appointed Music Director in 2007 for the Olivier award-winning play ‘Rafta Rafta’ at the Royal National Theatre, she has since worked on the stage as a singer-songwriter as well as an actress. Kaur has performed nationally with internationally renowned Sadlers Wells, World Stages, Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre Royal Stratford East and West Yorkshire Playhouse. She has been touring with the classical super-group Svara Kanti since 2010 and also internationally with her latest project Nirbhaya, the winner of ‘Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award’, ‘The Fringe First Award’ and ‘The Herald Angel Award’ where she plays the lead role.
‘Jalte Hain Dil’ releases on Thursday 12th June via iTunes and other digital stores.