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News |  08 May 2020 16:36 |  By RnMTeam

R&B sensation, Raghav breaks his latest single "Sufi" on Artist Originals

MUMBAI: One of South Asia’s most celebrated R&B, pop and fusion artists- Raghav, is back with a brand new track - “Sufi”. This new song by the Indo-Canadian singer is supported by Artist Originals (AO), JioSaavn’s hit-breaking label for global South Asian artists.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Raghav stormed the music industry in the 2000s with popular hits like “Can’t Get Enough” and “Angel Eyes”. In 2018, Raghav created waves in the music industry with his pop ballad, “Maayera”. His latest single “Sufi” is an ode to unconditional love. The lyrics of “Sufi” evoke the need for an emotion that is above and beyond the rituals of material give and take. Sufi, intends to urge everyone to search for a love that transcends worldly existence.

Speaking on the launch, Raghav said: “Sufi marks an important moment in my trajectory as a singer and artist. While listening to the composition by my co-writer Akshaye Shinde, I instantly felt a sense of emotional connection to the beautiful song. The song ‘Sufi’ is about that emotion, that feeling, which is beyond all materialistic possession that we crave for in our lives. I am grateful to the team at Artist Originals for supporting me in this endeavour and allowing me to push limits in expressing myself and pouring all I have into the creative process for this song. I am quite excited about what we've created and hope that my performance does justice to it.”

Raghav was vocally trained by Seth Riggs, who also trained Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, after he moved to the UK. He completed his education at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, post which he joined R&B band 11/7 which was nominated for a Mobo Award for Best Unsigned Artist. Raghav released his debut studio album, Storyteller, while signed to A&R/V2 Record in 2004. The album contained his most known commercial success, "Angel Eyes," which peaked at #7 in the UK in 2005. His singles "So Confused", "Can't Get Enough" and "It Can't Be Right" also reached the UK Top Ten in 2004.

In early 2012, Raghav collaborated with A. R. Rahman and Shilpa Rao for the 2012 Indian film Jab Tak Hai Jaan. He collaborated with him again for the song "Mawalli Qawalli" for the film Lekar Hum Deewana Dil.