MUMBAI: Maestro Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has signed up with Universal Music India for the release of his long awaited album ‘Back 2 Love’. This is his fourth album and the first in 7 years. The album will see a global release on 9 June 2014.
`Back 2 Love’ is a collection of 10 soulful melodies that aims at enthralling audiences, both new and existing. The album includes collaborations with Indian musicians including the music composer brother duo Salim- Sulaiman and a duet with play back singer Shreya Ghoshal.
This Ustaad of `Qawaali’ and `Sufi’ music, has an envious list of Bollywood hits to his credit including ‘Sajda’ (My Name is Khan), ‘Teri Ore’ (Singh is King), ‘O Re Piya’ (Aaja Nachle), and ‘Jiya Dhadak Dhadak’ (Kalyug) to name a few amongst his poignant works that have always tugged many a heart strings. This time round too, the world renowned musician is all set to mesmerize with his 10 new soulful and heart rendering compositions from `Back 2 Love’.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan said, “I am excited about my signing with Universal Music Group and look forward in creating magic with ‘Back2Love’ as it is perhaps my best solo effort so far. I feel honoured being part of a label like Universal Music as it represents some of the top most artists in this world. I look forward for a long lasting musical relationship with UMG and thank my Producer Salman Ahmed and Universal Music’s Devraj Sanyal for putting this deal together.”
Adding an Indian feel to his compositions is the much in love couple of `Big Boss’ fame Gauhar Khan and Kushal Tandon who feature in the music video shot for the lead track ‘Zaroori Tha’ that will break closer to the album release date.
Universal Music / EMI Music, South Asia managing director Devraj Sanyal said, “We are extremely proud to present the work of a legendary artist as Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Khan’s works being an inspiration and solace to many, have always been looked forward to by avid music lovers the world over. His new album `Back 2 Love’ is an all new extension to his already prolific body of work and is definitely his best work yet! Needless to say, we are rolling out a red carpet plan for this brilliant new album as we are confident of its impending success! We will ensure that this one reaches out and touches millions of hearts worldwide!”