Pune's Lakshya Bhatnagar collaborates with CMA award-winning Jenee Fleenor over new track 'Zaroori'
Best known for his stint in the popular reality TV shows The Voice of India, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and MTV Roadies, Pune-based Lakshya Bhatnagar revealed a surprise which was in store for his fans, late on Sunday. The singer-songwriter, who revealed an artwork of his new single, introduced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with CMA Musician of the Year 2019, Fiddle Player for Blake Shelton, and an official part of the band in The Voice US, Jenee Fleenor.
The idea of collaboration birthed over a brief conversation between the two on Instagram, "I told her how much I adore country music and how I was honoured to be chatting with her. Throughout our conversation, I mentioned to her about me being a singer-songwriter and told her about my upcoming Hindi single in which I needed a violin or a fiddle part," Lakshya told Sakal Times. However, he was taken by surprise when the musician agreed without hesitation. "She was kind enough to agree to play it for me and immediately gave me her email address to send the demo over," he added. "She loved the song and decided that she will be doing something special for this song," he said.
Jenee, who will be working with Lakshya for an Indian audience for the first time, was equally stoked to be participating in the collaboration, "It is a beautiful song, and I hope it brings joy to the people," she said, before adding, "The song has some great melodic lines."
"Even though the song was a Hindi song, she has played her parts to perfection and nailed the feel of the song so well, which only proves that music has no language," said Lakshya. "It can end up connecting people across borders."
The song is set to release worldwide on August 8, 2020, and will be available on streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Saavn, Gaana.
Singer / Songwriter: Lakshya Bhatnagar
Produced at: Whitewine Studios
Produced by: Ankith Sinha
Fiddle: Jenee Fleenor
Guitars: Lakshya Bhatnagar
Addtl Guitars: Vicky Hajeri
Mixing Engineer: Yash Singh Rathore
Recording Engineer: Ronak Runwal at Gray Spark Audio
Mastering Engineer: André Castro at Andre Castro Mastering, Portugal
Artwork by: Yuvraj Bhatnagar at Yuvraj Imaginaria