It’s all about love in Amrit Dasu’s newest single, Okay

The US singer returns with an energetic and high-spirited love song

Karan Pillai Published :  01st June 2018 04:06 PM   |   Published :   |  01st June 2018 04:06 PM
Amrit Dasu

Amrit Dasu

Amrit Dasu is the perfect example of a contemporary artiste who embraces multiple cultures and styles. The 26-year-old singer was born in the US and raised in Hong Kong, is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi, and is inspired by legends like Michael Jackson, even as he wishes to work with fresh artistes like New Rules hit-maker Dua Lipa. Even his first ever performance was a blend of two different worlds — a Diwali festival performance in New Jersey, in front of around 5,000 people. Now, the talented singer, known for his smooth vocals, is basking in the success of his new single, Okay, a high-energy love song produced in collaboration with 17-year-old Filipino singer, Edray Teodoro, who was a semi-finalist in the first season of The Voice.

Dasu, who wrote the song says, “Okay talks about forgetting all the noise when in a relationship and to just live in the moment.” The singer, who was first discovered by London-based music producer Rishi Rich in 2015 (the same guy who launched British-Asian singer Jay Sean), and Edray got together for the song through the recommendation of the Universal Music Group team in Philippines. “They loved the song when they heard it, and wanted one of their artistes (Edray) on it,” he shares, adding, “She came through with some amazing vocals and rocked the track. For someone so young, she has a lot of maturity in her voice, and handled the powerful lyrics well.”

The collaboration with Edray follows his successful team-up with Jamaican reggae and dance-hall artiste Charly Black, for the song Turn Back Time (2017). Looking back at his journey so far, Dasu says, “Since the music space is constantly evolving, I have learnt that it’s important to try out various styles. Hence, I want to move beyond my smooth vocals, and try out rap and rock too.” What’s more — he is going back to his roots by pepping his next few songs with Punjabi sounds. “That’s who I originally am and want to represent. I want to show how fun my community (Punjabi) is,” he reveals.

Listen to Okay on all music streaming platforms.