A buddy track is only as good as the chemistry between its buddies, but this girl-on-girl collaboration is the perfect kickstarter for major party season.
Sony Music exclusive artists Akasa and Aastha Gill, one of the most promising and chic female pop acts in the country, will have the nation dancing to their much-anticipated maiden pop collaboration ‘Naagin’ – a surprise they’d been plotting for months, which releases today, 17th October 2019, on all platforms.
Known for her massive Bollywood hits Aithey Aa, Kheech Meri Photo and chartbuster singles Maaserati, Thug Ranjha, Akasa has been a close friend of the widely popular playback singer Aastha Gill who has sung Buzz and Proper Patola since over half a decade.
Composed and written by ace Bollywood songwriter Vayu, the single also packs in an international flavour with some hard hitting moombahton drops by Dutch music producer Akshe Puri aka PURI who has been acknowledged by the likes of Steve Aoki, Hardwell, and Diplo.
With an aim to top your BFF playlists Naagin is a scorcher of a track that is perfect for every girl’s night out (or night in!), and the music video will have you reaching out for your bestie and heating up the dance floor. It’s hard to miss the subtle message of “behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women , who have her back” being metted out in the video. The club anthem is picturised on how girls can unabashedly let their hair down and enjoy themselves without any restrictions, owning their individual vibe! Adding that extra girl power, this party anthem video is directed by Sneha Shetty Kohli, who has worked on films like Simmba, Chennai Express, Singham and upcoming Sooryavanshi as Chief Assistant Director.
Commenting on the video, Aastha Gill says, “The idea for the video came up from the premise that women shouldn’t feel threatened by intimidating, cool, powerful women but befriend them instead”
Akasa who’s recent single Maaserati with Tanishk Bagchi & Vayu was used for a flash mob performance at the Times Square in New York adds, “It is often portrayed that artistes in this industry can only be rivals because of the cut-throat competition. Naagin proves that wrong by having two Queens celebrate each other and have fun!”
Speaking about the song Vayu says, “The vibe of the sound is Desi Indian Truck Art! – it’s fun, confident, unique and an all- out celebration!”
The stunning voice behind the single ‘Buzz’ – Aastha Gill broke records with her debut single as it went Platinum garnering 200 MN+ views on YouTube, in 1 year. She released her 2nd single ‘Saara India’ in May 2019 to widespread acclaim.She has also lent her voice to some of Badshah’s biggest hits, like ‘Mercy’, ‘DJ Waley Babu’, and ‘Heartless’ and has 170 live shows to her name. Aastha Gill started her career with singing playback for the Bollywood movie ‘Fugly’ with rapper Raftaar. She quickly became one of the hottest playback voice in the industry with bangers such as ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’, ‘Proper Patola’, and ‘Kamariya’.
Akasa is a multi-talented singer, performer, youth icon and a live-wire stage performer with more than 200+ live shows under her belt. She followed up her debut pop-single ‘Thug Ranjha’ (Gold single with 70MN+ video and audio streams in a year) with ‘Maaserati’ in September 2019– a collaboration with Bollywood composer –lyricist hit machine Tanishk Bagchi & Vayu. Akasa entered the Bollywood playback scene with the super hit ‘Kheech Meri Photo’ and her 2nd playback ‘Aithey Aa’ in the Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif starrer “Bharat” created waves across the nation. Akasa started her journey at the age of 17 and has featured in 4 reality shows- India’s Raw Star (Star Plus), Angels of Rock (MTV), The Remix & Hear Me Love Me with Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty (Amazon Prime Originals). She is the face of MTV Beats (India’s #1 youth music TV channel), she has her own TV shows – MTV Beats Top 20 Countdown and Secret Side with Akasa
One of the most popular songwriters amongst the millennial audience, Vayu is the man behind Banno (Tanu Weds Manu Returns),), Twist Kamariya (Bareilly Ki Barfi), Rocket Saiyyan (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan), Bandook Meri Laila, Disco Disco (A Gentleman), Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiyaan (Student of the Year 2) and many more.