Singer Bali Brahmbhatt, known for songs like Kem cho… and Amma dekh tera munda…, is back on the music scene with a new album after spending six years in London. Called Punjabi Kaada, his new album has seven tracks composed by Bali and DJ Aryaa.
“For six years I have been compiling songs, composing, recording, touring with Kumar Sanu, and collecting money for my shows since record companies don’t pay for them anymore,” says Bali. Punjabi Kaada has six original tracks. The album’s highlights include a Punjabi track with dandiya raas beats and a song with Arabic treatment. Also, one of the music videos was shot at London’s Trafalgar Square with a 40,000 strong crowd.
But won’t Bali’s long hiatus harm album sales? Counters Bali, “My songs are still alive in people’s memories. You should go on to YouTube, there are more than half a million hits for my songs.”
Since the singer is still known for his Bollywood hits, why doesn’t he sing in movies anymore? “The film industry has forgotten me. But I will keep reminding them of my presence through my albums.”
Does this mean there are more albums in the pipeline? “Talking about my next album would be like counting chickens before the eggs hatch.
Let us work on one thing at a time.”