Dutch artist R3HAB is known the world over for delivering smash hits like Lullaby (with DJ Mike Williams) and Flames (with ZAYN and Jungleboi). And now, the world’s 14th biggest DJ has made a big bang entry into India in a Hindi Pop song collaboration with composer-producer (and now singer) QARAN. QARAN, of ‘Tareefan’ (from ‘Veere Di Wedding’) and Hindi Pop song ‘Haaye Oye’ (with singer Ash King) fame, approached R3HAB to come on board for Ki Kehna and since its release in December 2019, the track has already set milestones across leading streaming platforms. The song made a direct entry into the Spotify Global X playlist in less than 24 hours of its launch. The playlist features the world’s hottest international and multicultural crossovers tracks with millions of listeners across the globe.
R3HAB has worked with some of the biggest names in the West like Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Rihanna, Icona Pop, Sofia Carson, ZAYN and many more. With more than 68MN+ listeners in 80+ countries, R3HAB is one of the biggest names in the electronic dance music scene. While International artists normally choose the Bollywood route to make their debut in India, R3HAB has surely picked the unconventional path with a non-film, pop song.
Talking about the collaboration, QARAN says ‘Ki Kehna’ is a fresh & bouncy club track featuring the world-famous DJ, R3HAB who has brought something very special to the record. Singing this one was a lot of fun too, as I got to experiment with a unique sound.”
Talking about his first Indian project, R3HAB says, “Technology has made it so much easier to collaborate across countries and continents. ‘Ki Kehna’ is a great example of East meets West. QARAN has composed an amazing melody and the first time I heard it, I knew I wanted to be a part of the project and make it a great party number! I feel it is a perfect addition to everyone’s party playlist!”
Directed by Diego Andrade, the Sony Music song is composed and sung by QARAN while the production and arrangement are done by R3HAB. The lyrics are penned by Siddhant Kaushal.