Punjabi cafe: Bali Sagoo’s tribute to his roots

  • Divya Sharma, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2015 23:50 IST

Known for his fusion and a number of Bollywood remixes, Indie pop star Bally Sagoo did not have any musical release since long, but now he is back with a bang.

The music composer was here to promote his newly released album, ‘Punjabi Café’ that according him is a tribute to his roots.

“I have my roots here so its a small effort to pay them tribute. The album is one-ofits-kind. It has a western feel to it. People will find a lot of Arabic, European, American touch in these Punjabi songs. It’s soft and soulful.”

Around eight singers have lend their voice to the album under Sagoo’s label Ducku records.

A number of violins, flutes, Spanish guitars, western drumbeats and other instruments have been used, he adds.

On his absence from mainstream music, he replies, “I was occupied with my kind of music, working hard in England on various compositions, including this one.”

However, the voice behind Hey Jamalo, Mera Laung Gawacha (remix), Noorie isn’t hopeful about future of Indie pop in the country. “India doesn’t have a market for Indie pop alone. It’s all Bollywood driven and I love it too.”

As of now, the ‘Botlan Sharab Diya Akhan’ singer is busy promoting the album and is all set to release his signature bhangra numbers along with a few Bollywood remixes.

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