Sunday, February 24, 2008

Exclusive: Rabbi Shergill's new album

UPDATE: Our readers have confirmed (Thanks guys!) that Rabbi is indeed releasing his new album. It seems the album is going to be released on Nokia Nseries phones first at the end of March and it will be followed by his album launch in April. We'll be covering the new songs as and when they are released.

With the increasing popularity of this blog (Its a first-page return for a google search of "Rabbi Shergill"), its increasingly becoming possible that Rabbi himself might be visiting this site. While KD has tried to contact Rabbi in person before, he hasn't been very successful. However, day before yesterday, we received a comment to one of our posts that claims to be from the man himself. So, assuming good faith, we are replicating the information from that comment here.

According to the comment, Rabbi is coming out with a new album in April. It has been produced by Italian music composer Mauro Pagani. One of the first songs to be released is titled 'Bilqis'. Here is one of its verses:

Mera naam Bilqis Yakoob Rasool
Mujhse hui bas ek hi bhool
ki jab dhoondte the vo Ram ko
To main kharhi thi raah mein
Pehle ek ne poochha na mujhe kuch pata tha
Duje ko bhi mera yehi javab tha
Itno ne poochha ki mera ab saval hai
(Ki)jinhe naaz hai hind par vo kahan the
Jinhe naaz hai vo kahaan hai

We're all excited by the prospect of a new Rabbi Shergill album, and we're sure that our visitors will be too. So here's wishing him the best for this new venture.

And just to give you a taste of what the Rabbi-Mauro combination might sound like, here is a video of Mauro Pagani performing live: