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News |  01 Sep 2015 16:57 |  By RnMTeam

Nikhil DÆSouza signs up with publisher in Nashville, US

MUMBAI: Nikhil D’Souza’s latest song ‘Lip to Lip’ from ‘Katti Batti’ is the most talked about song at the moment but there are developments bigger than this one for the singer on the international platform. The ‘Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahani’ artist is currently in Nashville, US working on international projects. In fact, next year will be a big one for D’Souza internationally.

Confirming the same to, the singer said, “I'm currently writing and recording in Nashville. An EP will be released in October this year. I've signed with a publisher in Nashville to push the music into the right places - labels, TV and film. By next year, I have the feeling I might have a full career out in the international music scene.”

This, however, does not mean that the ‘O Gujariya’ singer is moving away from Bollywood. He will be juggling time between Nashville and Mumbai. “A song for ‘Phir Se’ is on the way and there are a few others too but I don't know the release dates. But they will be released before the end of the year,” stated the artist.

Since, ‘Lip to Lip’ is the latest subject of discussion in B-town we couldn’t have let the singer go without talking about it. Speaking about recording for the song, he said, “It's always great recording with musicians of the calibre of SEL (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy). The recording was done in an afternoon at Yash Raj Studios, with Ritu Pathak on female vocals. I really enjoy working with SEL since they give you a lot of freedom to bring your own style to the song.”

Commenting on the 'Lip to Lip' lyrics,he averred, “It's a fun song and the lyrics pretty much stay within that framework, and they do so cleverly. It was fun singing, I'm hoping that it is apparent when people hear it.”

Songs can sound different with different musical score and ‘Lip to Lip’ would have fallen into a different genre had it not been for its current music. Seconding it, the musician explained, “Of course, the song arrangement will dictate the perceived genre. A different choice of guitars, for example, distorted electric guitar would make most people perceive the song as 'rock'. Personally, I'm glad this song is in the right place musically.”

The artist will also be performing at NH7 this year. Speaking about the kind of music that his fans will get to hear from him this season, D’Souza said, “I mostly use the festival opportunity to play my independent songs for the audiences, saving the Bollywood set for college festivals, etc. Who knows though? I might change my mind.”

Throwing light on his upcoming projects, he stated, “I would like to produce my music with some really gifted producers; of course that would require a big budget and support. Besides that, I wouldn't mind a few more Bollywood songs since they do help me reach out and make more fans who then stumble on to my independent music.”