"We are now waiting for the release to be greenlit"
Veteran Indian singer and music director Bappi Lahiri has revealed that he has worked with international superstar Lady Gaga on two songs.
The artist has had a music career spanning 50 years. Over that time he has composed music for over 600 films and has scored over 9,000 songs.
Bappi has composed songs for Bollywood films such as Disco Dancer, Himmatwala and Ghayal.
But with this announcement, it does not look like that the 66-year-old will be slowing down anytime soon.
Bappi was in Los Angeles where he presumably recorded the two singles with Lady Gaga. According to the iconic musician, the songs are expected to be released at the end of 2019.
He went on to reveal another surprise collaboration that happened not too long ago.
On the two songs, Bappi said: “Yes, two duets, with her singing in English and me in Hindi in my inimitable style.
“We are now waiting for the release to be greenlit, hopefully by the year-end.
“I also collaborated with Akon two months ago. That song should be out soon.”
The collaboration between Bappi Lahiri and Lady Gaga may have been what the American singer was teasing as she Tweeted a Sanskrit mantra which left social media users confused.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 19, 2019
The Tweet received over 139,000 likes and more than 36,000 retweets. Many responded with what they thought she was teasing.
The Tweet translates to:
“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”
The Grammy Award-winning singer is known for hits like ‘Shallow’, ‘Poker Face’ and ‘Born This Way’.
Meanwhile, Bappi Lahiri’s 50-year career was honoured by DJ duo The Martinez Brothers who recreated the iconic song ‘Jimmy Jimmy’.
They also collaborated with tech artist Jamie Jones to create the song ‘Bappi’ which was released on October 11, 2019.
The original opens with a trademark bassline, trips through strings and sirens, with distinctive vocals. The warehouse mix increases the tempo.
Within Bollywood, Bappi popularised the use of synthesised disco music. He is known for his uptempo and danceable tracks.
He would recreate and sometimes sample popular sounds from the international market on his soundtracks.
Though he is most known for his dance tracks, Bappi has also composed melodious songs.