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Cheers to the new

A loyal Delhi resident, singer-musician Rabbi Shergill is inspired in the new year — both musically and politically. Out with his latest album, Tu Milen: The Ghost of LSD, which he released recently, Rabbi is also all geared up to support the Aam Aadmi Party in his own way.

brunch Updated: Jan 29, 2014 13:04 IST
Neha Arora

A loyal Delhi resident, singer-musician Rabbi Shergill is inspired in the new year — both musically and politically. Out with his latest album, Tu Milen: The Ghost of LSD, which he released recently, Rabbi is also all geared up to support the Aam Aadmi Party in his own way.

In Jalandhar recently to promote the title track of the album, Rabbi talked about what all has caught his fancy lately.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2014/1/Rabbi%20Shergill_compressed.jpg"I’m proud to belong to Delhi, but people’s lives have been in a crisis until we had someone (Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party) showing India the new face of politics. I want to see Delhi growing and it’s a crucial battle. I could have either kept busy in my career or contributed to curing the ills of the nation," said Rabbi, at Glassy Junction Elite Lounge, Model Town.

When asked if he would ever join the party, the singer quipped that though he had been given the offer, he had turned it down.

“Instead, I want to contribute by giving ideas and writing about issues. We want someone to work for change,” added Rabbi, who believes that the Capital has the potential of becoming the best city in the world.

Meanwhile, the title track of his latest album, Tu Milen, has been penned by a poet called Lal Singh Dil, about whom Rabbi shares more information.

“He was a Samrala-based poet who died in 2007 and from whose works I was inspired two years ago when I read his poetry. I have adapted his poetry in the song, in which there is a dialogue with the ghost of Lal Singh. He is a rebel; at times sad and other times happy,” says the singer.

On the current trend of some Punjabi songs including lyrics that are vulgar and derogatory for women, Rabbi says it is up to the listeners to choose what they like.

Next, he plans to write a screenplay and a book, he signs off.