"I need a whole album of Ariana singing Hindi songs"
Although AI songs are becoming much more popular, what would it sound like if Ariana Grande, one of the world’s most famous popstars, sang in a South Asian language?
Grande is a globally renowned singer, songwriter, and actress.
Known for her impressive vocal range and powerhouse performances, Grande rose to prominence with her debut album Yours Truly in 2013.
Since then, she has captivated audiences worldwide with her chart-topping hits, earning her numerous accolades and establishing herself as a pop icon.
Now, in an exciting use of AI, ‘Ariana’, or rather, her AI voice, ventures into the world of Punjabi and Hindi music.
Singing some of the most famous tracks from musicians like AP Dhillon to Shae Gill, fans can get a sense of how Grande’s vocals would suit up against an entirely new sound.
Join us as we embark on a captivating exploration of these AI-driven songs, unearthing the magic of technology and artistry combined.
‘Insane’ by AP Dhillon is an electrifying anthem that catapults listeners into the dynamic world of this Canadian Punjabi sensation.
Bursting onto the scene in 2021, the track swiftly gained momentum, showcasing Dhillon’s unparalleled musical talent and lyrical finesse.
Merging the rich tapestry of Punjabi folk melodies with pulsating trap beats, Dhillon’s magnetic delivery seizes your attention, pulling you into the song’s irresistible allure.
In perhaps the most famous use of Ariana Grande’s voice thus far, her commanding vocals ooze through the Punjabi lyrics.
Known for her airy melodies, listeners can easily hear the starlets signature tone, which is impressive given it’s entirely AI-generated.
Itsya Boyal, a listener on YouTube, commented:
“This remix is amazing in my opinion, better than the original. Her voice suits this.”
With its infectious rhythm and unique blend of Dhillon and Grande’s harmonies, this song leaves you craving more.
‘Pasoori’ is a groundbreaking Punjabi and Urdu-language song that unites the incredible talents of Ali Sethi and Shae Gill.
This dynamic collaboration burst onto the scene as part of Coke Studio Pakistan’s 14th season, captivating listeners from the get-go.
The impact of ‘Pasoori’ was nothing short of seismic.
It became the very first Coke Studio song and Pakistani track to storm into Spotify’s prestigious “Viral 50 – Global” chart, leaving audiences worldwide in awe of its irresistible allure.
In this AI-generated spin-off, ‘The Weeknd’ and ‘Ariana Grande’ are both used for a twist.
Whilst ‘The Weeknd’s’ voice is slurred and sounds robotic, Grande’s voice glides across the infectious beat.
Even in these early stages of AI songs, ‘Grande’s’ pronunciation of Punjabi and Urdu words is astounding and sounds so effortless – even if it’s not real.
The track, especially Grande’s part has an irresistible magnetism that intoxicates the ear. It’s certainly one that impresses listeners.
‘Brown Rang’ is a sensational hit from 2011 by Indian rapper and music producer Yo Yo Honey Singh.
With its catchy beat, ‘Brown Rang’ showcases Honey Singh’s signature blend of Punjabi rap and urban music influences.
The anthem now has an entirely different audience due to this remix done by ‘Ariana Grande’.
With the AI program Musicfy, creator Ketan Arora uses the musician’s voice to bellow out the famous Punjabi lyrics.
A fellow impressed fan, Prashast Srivastava, expressed his thoughts on YouTube, saying:
“So amazing! This is a brilliant creation brother. Keep up the good work up!”
The track actually includes Yo Yo Honey Singh on the track as he goes back to back with ‘Grande’.
It gives the song an entirely different feel and makes it feel like a real collaboration between the artists.
What’s even more enchanting is how charismatic ‘Grande’ comes across and her vocals intertwine with the Punjabi sound so distinctly.
Maan Meri Jaan
‘Maan Meri Jaan’ is a boisterous track from Indian popstar, King, from his 2022 album Champagne Talk.
The song has over 350 million YouTube views and received the attention of Nick Jonas, who teamed up with King for a remix in 2023.
With such booming popularity, the song has now become the focal point of the pop world once again with this new version featuring ‘Ariana Grande’.
Whilst there are some minor hiccups in how ‘Grande’s’ voice comes across, it’s still tough to believe that this song is completely AI-generated.
The pronunciation, tone, emotion and melodies of the original are all magnified in this version as ‘Grande’ controls the track with such poise and confidence.
‘Kabira’ is a soul-stirring song from the Indian romantic drama film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013).
The track features the lovely vocals of Rekha Bhardwaj and Tochi Raina who beautifully portray the essence of love, longing, and introspection.
The music of ‘Kabira’ weaves together elements of Indian folk and contemporary sounds, creating a harmonious blend that resonates with listeners.
However, the added layer of ‘Ariana Grande’ brings an entirely fresh and tranquil atmosphere to the smash hit.
Similar to ‘Brown Rang’, the popstar goes back to back with Tochi Raina, making the track even more soulful.
The way ‘Grande’ performs the gorgeous harmonies of the song adds depth and sensitivity to the composition.
Although there are some moments where the AI generation is choppy, the track still holds its own. As described by Ramnu Mann on YouTube:
“Just wow! How does this even happen?”
“I need a whole album of Ariana singing Hindi songs.”
This version provides an excting glimpse into the future and makes listeners wonder if Ariana Grande would ever attempt a real Punjabi or Hindi project.
These five incredible tracks have allowed fans to get an idea of how Ariana Grande would sound in South Asian music.
The result is an evoking fusion that transcends cultural boundaries.
Through the power of AI, we witness the boundaries of creativity being pushed to new heights.
As we reflect on this remarkable exploration, let us celebrate the artistry, innovation, and talent that brought these songs to life.
So, whether you’re a fan of Ariana Grande, a lover of Desi music, or simply intrigued by the intersection of AI and art, these songs will leave an indelible mark on the music industry.
Who knows what groundbreaking collaborations and musical wonders lie ahead?