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Arko Pravo Mukherjee set for next international collaboration with Brandon Friesen

Musician Arko Pravo Mukherjee is set to collaborate with Grammy-nominated American music producer Brandon Friesen, who’ll visit India later this year.

music Updated: Jun 14, 2018 17:07 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
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Music composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee had previously collaborated with music producer Brandon Friesen for two songs.

Musician Arko Pravo Mukherjee recently spoke about his love for collaborations, and that he’ll be working with the English pop-rock group The Kooks. It looks like the music Gods were listening when he expressed his interest in collaborations, as now, Arko is all set to work with the popular American music producer Brandon Friesen, once again. They earlier worked on the music production of two of Arko’s songs — the single, Aainda (2017) and Rangdaari for the film Daasdev. The two met in California, and discussed the possibility of yet another collaboration, and now they will work together on two tracks. They are planning one project in London and one in India, for which Brandon will visit the country for the first time.

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“We celebrated and discussed the common art that ties people from all around the world — Music. I had an amazing time with Brandon,” Arko says, adding that he and Brandon have very similar musical tastes. “It is always great to have friends who have similar taste and share same amount of energy and passion towards music. I’m looking forward to our collaboration this year,” he says, beaming.

Brandon, who has worked with many musicians and bands such as Nickelback, Everlast, and Three Days Grace, too, is excited about the collaboration. “It was an absolute pleasure meeting Arko. I have immense appreciation for his commitment to his artistry, and his vision toward crafting timeless songs that pull on your heart strings while transcending borders and languages. Arko and I have written English songs together that are turning out [to be] incredible, and he was generous enough to let me collaborate on a few Hindi film tracks with him last year,” he tells us.

About his plans to visit India, Brandon says, “I’m looking forward to coming over to Mumbai, later this year to work on a very cool concept the two of us created during our last meeting. I can’t wait for the Indian music fans to see what we are cooking up.”

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First Published: Jun 14, 2018 17:07 IST