Aspiring to make a positive influence in this world, the Californian artist, Hitha, releases her new single ‘Standing Up With Pride’. At such a young age of thirteen, she is creating music addressing how overwhelming situations can appear, but she is determined to show everyone the light at the end of the tunnel. Despite the range of generations, Hitha claims that her music is relatable to all.
Her music is conveying the message of pursuing your true passion in life and letting go off everything negative. Her positive attitude is truly contagious and for sure will inspire all listeners. By being such a brave individual expressing how even young children struggle with depression and how it should be voiced out loud so that others can help make a difference is really supporting our society to move forward. Following in the footsteps of big pop artists with the likes of Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande, Hitha too is on her path to success.
Hitha, being raised by her two Indian parents, discovered a love for Bollywood dancing and traditional Indian singing but also Western musical traditions. This all-round entertainer as a dancer, writer, singer and musician initially made a name for herself through her renditions of cover versions on YouTube and things began to excel from there.
To create a more visual message to ‘Standing Up With Pride’, Hitha made a music video for it. She portrays the negative thoughts cleverly by having her video in black and white which later transforms into a world of colour when Hitha embraces the positivity.
This track is especially significant in meaning to Hitha herself as she says:
“It is my own story. One day, I decided to just let go of everything, just be positive and only pursue my passion – that decision changed my life. I believe this positivity is going to help many people. There’s always a positive ending if you try hard and don’t give up”
Daughter of award winning Bollywood vocalist finds her ideal sound with new single, out March 30th
With a string of singles already under her belt, Shannon K is becoming something of a prolific artist when it comes to new releases. With three songs already unleashed in the past year, her fourth demonstrates a young pop artist who has really started to find her style.
Her best song yet, ‘Just Another Boy’ is a straight-forward, immediately accessible pop hit in the contemporary ‘girl power’ mould of Taylor Swift. Boasting genuine pop impact in the distorted vocals and the stilted but relentless rhythms, the track truly comes alive on the speedily delivered chorus.
But, just when you think you’ve got the track figured out, it takes a left turn in the shape of an airy, languid middle eight, which kicks back in once more with that superb chorus. The gradual build from there to the multi-layered ending is brilliantly produced and it’s a track to be proud of with its honest, confident and powerful lyrics:
Hear the track for yourself:
Following on from anti-drugs single ‘Just Say No’ and festive track ‘Christmas Song’, this track marks a watershed move from Shannon K, moving on from the themed ideals of the previous releases and into serious pop territory.
No doubt it makes her father, Kumar Sanu, very proud – and he knows what it takes to make it in the music industry. A glittering career as a vocalist in Bollywood has seen him win a total of 69 awards including 64 in his native India (from Filmfare, Zee Cine, Kishore Kumarand more) plus 5 internationally (from Sunrise Radio-London, West Indian Academy, Grammy-West Indies, Bollywood Music-U.S.A. and Radio Lotus-South Africa).
With that kind of support behind her, and quality singles like ‘Just Another Boy’ now in the works, it won’t be long before Shannon K is up for her own awards.
Now producing music for the UK music industry, Kumar Sanu is making waves with his new album ‘Amor’ out June 2nd! Take a look at the latest promo video for ‘Amor’ here:
The promo video is an urban feature about his love for women. It has fast beats and crazy camera angles!
Tracks from the album include ‘Tu Ares’ which brings a Caribbean twist to the Indian pop sound and ‘Ek Masoom Ladki’ with a more deep soulful jazz beat to it, accompanied by an upbeat techno edge. The Song ‘wo ho na ho’ is a deep soulful song, sung beautifully by Kumar Sanu in his sweet heart felt soul voice. The song ‘Ashiqui-Ashiqui’ and ‘TERE BIN’ are contemporary number.
Sanu has had previous success with an album in the UK and is now coming back for more. His father Shri Pashupati Bhattacharjee was a prominent classical singer who, after a long career, found his place in Bollywood movies – setting the tone for his son’s career to follow.
Kumar Sanu has now acquired a total of 69 awards over a glittering career including 64 in his native India (from Filmfare, Zee Cine, Kishore Kumarand more) plus 5 internationally (from Sunrise Radio-London, West Indian Academy, Grammy-West Indies, Bollywood Music-U.S.A. and Radio Lotus-South Africa).
The success and undeniable vocal talent has made him one of the highest profile names in Bollywood, an accolade which he has used to give back to willing charities.
The organisations he has helped support include ‘Tsunami Victims Support’, ‘Cancer Research donations’ and ‘school & orphanage development programmes’. Sanu certainly can’t be accused of resting on his laurels. In fact, in 2009, he was awarded the PADMA SHRI award – the 4th largest civilian award it is possible to receive only from the President of India. Also Mumbai, Holland and Zurich hospitals use one of Kumar songs in their treatment of cancer patients!
12 year old daughter of Bollywood legend Kumar Sanu ready for first solo single – out May 24th With astounding lyrics written by her nine year old sister Ana and a vocal talent passed down by her legendary father Kumar Sanu, Shannon K’s first single ‘Roll Back the Years’ is due for release on May 24th.
Mixing the influences of English pop music with a dash of Bollywood glamour, the track has the potential to be a real crossover hit – especially when you consider the story behind it.
Returning home from her London school one day in tears, Ana explained that a friend of hers at school was suffering due to the break-up of her family. She soon channelled this inspiration into a set of lyrics which were put to music by older sister Shannon, with the aim of performing it one day at church or school. However, once their father heard the song, he knew it was strong enough to reach a wider audience.
The result is the heartfelt single ‘Roll Back the Years’, sung by Shannon K and ready to make its debut on May 24th.
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Single Promo 2:
Shannon’s father Kumar Sanu is experienced enough to know talent when he sees it and is excited to see his daughter making her own way in the music industry. A glittering career as a vocalist in Bollywood has seen him win a total of 69 awards including 64 in his native India (from Filmfare, Zee Cine, Kishore Kumarand more) plus 5 internationally (from Sunrise Radio-London, West Indian Academy, Grammy-West Indies, Bollywood Music-U.S.A. and Radio Lotus-South Africa).
But perhaps his proudest moment will come on May 24th, with the release of a song written and performed by his young daughters.
Shannon K is looking forward to the release of her first single in the prospect of starting her own singing career. There’s no doubting her vocal ability, and there’s only more to come from the young talent.
Judging by ‘Roll Back the Years’, our money is on the former.s nu er Kumalike the work of an overly proud parent, but Shannonenough to reach a wider audience.
Album out now!
A true Bollywood legend who now has designs on the UK music industry, Kumar Sanu is an artist who has always seemed destined to find a career in music.
His father Shri Pashupati Bhattacharjee was prominent classical singer who, after a long career, found his place in Bollywood movies – setting the tone for his son’s career to follow.
Walking in his father’s footsteps, Kumar Sanu inevitably went on to sing for Bollywood films, eventually outshining the achievements of his predecessor. Sanu made his own way, winning an unprecedented collection of awards including the Filmfare Award for the Best Playback Singer in 1990, ‘91,’92, ‘93 and ’94 – a consecutive record that still stands in the Bollywood industry to this day.
In fact, Kumar Sanu has now won a total of 69 awards over a glittering career including 64 in his native India (from Filmfare, Zee Cine, Kishore Kumarand more) plus 5 internationally (from Sunrise Radio-London, West Indian Academy, Grammy-West Indies, Bollywood Music-U.S.A. and Radio Lotus-South Africa).
His success and his undoubtable vocal talent has made him one of the highest profile names in the industry, a standing which he has also used for good causes.
With charity work that includes Tsunami Victims Support, Cancer Research donations and school & orphanage development programmes, Sanu certainly can’t be accused of resting on his laurels. In fact, in 2009, he was awarded the Padma Shri award – the 4th largest civilian award it is possible to receive from the Government in India. There’s even a Mumbai hospital using one of his songs in their treatment of cancer patients!
And now, having enjoyed unparalleled success in his home environment and the USA (he is so well loved in Dayton, Ohio that they have an annual Kumar Sanu day on March 31st), Kumar Sanu is hoping to carry that success to the UK, where he is set to release new album Hum-Tum. As a teaser here is a new track and video recorded alongside fellow Bollywood artist Princess Almas Noor:
The video, set in and around London, shows the pair taking in the city sights before eventually meeting on the Millennium Bridge. The sound, which blends the Bollywood sensibilities with more standard pop tropes, is an excellent crossover introduction to one of Bollywood’s top stars.