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After Justin Bieber’s Sorry, Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You on Armaan Malik’s mind

Singer Armaan Malik reveals that he is working on his version of Ed Sheeran’s popular hit Shape of You.

music Updated: May 13, 2017 14:13 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
Armaan Malik,Ed Sheeran,Justin Bieber
Armaan Malik released a cover of Justin Bieber’s Sorry last year.

Singer Armaan Malik does not want to be known as “just a Bollywood singer”. The 22-year-old says that he wants people to know that he sings for regional films, and also releases music independently. And if all that isn’t enough, he also takes up popular international hits, and interprets them on his own. In a conversation with us, Armaan reveals he is working on his rendition of Ed Sheeran’s popular hit, Shape of You.

“ I cannot reveal too many details about what exactly I am planning to do with it. But yes, I am working on a cover of Shape of You. I don’t want it to be a shocker, so I want to take some time on it,” he says.

Shape of You is not the only cover Armaan has attempted. Last year, the singer released a cover of Justin Bieber’s popular hit, Sorry. “I have a dream of writing music in English. I have a lot of material as well. But before I do that, I want to have a wider audience. That’s why I am attempting covers of popular classics such as these,” he says.

It is very important for him that he is known to his fans as “ a singer-songwriter”, he says. “ I love singing for Bollywood, and I come from a family that loves Bollywood. But, I am more than that. I have already made a lot of [independent] music. I don’t want those ideas to get wasted. That’s why I think I still need to become bigger. I want to be known as a singer and not just a Bollywood singer,” he says.

He is also working on a song with his father, music composer Daboo Malik. “ I think I am revealing it all (laughs). But, yes, I am working on a song with him. It’s got his touch. It’s a difficult song, but it’s a special project because it involves him,” he adds.

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First Published: May 13, 2017 14:13 IST