London-based Punjabi pop singer Malkit Singh needs no introduction as his song Tutak Tutak Tutiya is still fresh in everyone’s minds. He is ready with his new album, Midas Touch 3, and a song from it called Yaari Jatta di was released on Thursday. “There are 10 songs in the album, and it consists of bhangra songs, traditional songs, which the whole family will like and listen to, and wedding special songs as well.”
But at a time when singles are doing well, what made him cut an album? “Yes, but we are not releasing all 10 songs together. Every three weeks, we will release a song so that it stays with the listener,” reveals Singh, who is currently promoting his music in India.
However, Malkit is not very happy with the Punjabi songs in Bollywood films. He says, “The Punjabi songs in Bollywood films make no sense these days. There are many who’ve actually destroyed our Punjabi music culture and its name. It is so repetitive, you will hear same composition and music time and again. Plus, this whole system of rap... Geet toh raha hi nahi bas baate reh gayi hai.”
“Aur music toh Punjabi lag hi nahi raha. Jo humara music hai usme dhol bajta hai but in mein toh woh baat hai hi nahi,” he adds.