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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

Jay Sean goes desi again

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 07, 2013
First Published: 17:38 IST(7/4/2013) | Last Updated: 03:23 IST(8/4/2013)
After creating foot-tapping Hindi versions of Ride It, Stay and Maybe, British singer-songwriter Jay Sean of Indian origin, is back with the Hindi remake of his single, Back to Love. And, it will be more desi than ever as desi girl Priyanka Chopra has collaborated with the musician for the remake.

“PeeCee’s team brought me in to write with her for the album. We had fun doing it and the music was good. We had no expectations at all while working on it,” says the 32-year-old rapper.

Born and brought up in the UK, Sean is known to be close friends with the actor. So how was it to work with PeeCee? “We don’t talk about it much, but we are very good friends and support each other all the time,” says Sean.

Does the desi song mean, he’ll be doing more such stuff? “I’ve done it earlier in 2008, and enjoy doing it from time to time. I knew that ‘Back to Love’ would sound beautiful in Hindi, and the melodies would work perfectly. Also, the desi market has been a big part of who I am,” he says.

And, what inspired the latest single? “It’s just a beautiful love song and my fans are beautiful too. It was a gift to them, and something I wanted to do for myself as well,” says Sean, whose first collaboration with an Indian singer was in 2011, when he worked with Sonu Nigam on the song, The One. “Working with Sonu Nigam was great. He’s a beast of a vocalist! There’s so much talent in India,” he signs off. 
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