July 2, 2020, Mumbai – Building on his reputation as one of the most promising young Indian artists of his generation, singer-songwriter Abhijeet is ready to release his 1st ever collaboration with internet sensation, Prateeksha Srivastava. Abhijeet and Prateeksha’s lives have been deeply intertwined since they were both contestants on the popular show Sa Re Ga Ma Lil Champs 2009. Having come a long way since then, their independent music careers have blossomed with several achievements in their kitty. Their latest single Khayaal has been made available through Springboard Records.
Khayaal is another splendid addition to both their repertoires; in Abhijeet’s case, songs which include Musafir, Safar, and Sifaarish in addition to his Bollywood playback oeuvre of “Chashni,” “Akela,” and “DilDiyanGallan”.
Prateeksha and Abhijeet, have collaborated melodically and intellectually to give us “Khayaal”, a song that elaborates on the passion and longing between two lovers. Khayaal is an ode to the deepest care that one can have for one’s loved one. The song revolves around the emotion of wishing well for loved ones even while sitting across the world from each other. Knowing that lovers live in each other’s hearts and that no distance can tear them apart; instead only brings them closer, Khayaal has been written as a romanticized version of love of care.
This song acquires great significance during these pandemic and lockdown times where many are physically distanced from each other due to circumstances beyond their control. Speaking on the release, Abhijeet commented, “With the recent COVID-19 crisis, people across the world are facing issues of distance from loved ones, mental stability, and sanity. We have come together to give a romantic angle to care and concern; knowing that love only grows stronger with every passing day and we bless our loved ones with good thoughts and wishes always. Prateeksha is a long-time collaborator and it is our 1st release together and we are both very excited for it. I am grateful to the team at Springboard Records and my mentor, Ashish Manchanda for his support right from the start. The song has been produced by my batchmate at The Media Tribe and a very close friend, Gibson George, and co-produced with close collaborators Aman Moroney and Calvin Cavern from Boon Castle Media & Entertainment. I am confident that Khayaal will delight people across the globe and bring a new light of wisdom and good wishes in their hearts!”
Hailing from Lakhimpur, a town near Lucknow, Abhijeet has turned his passion for music into one of the most inspiring success stories in the Indian music industry. He’s recognized as a hitmaker with four Bollywood songs to date, two of which have made it to the top-ten list on JioSaavn. He counts global artists such as Arijit Singh, Sonu Nigam, Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber, amongst his inspirations and aims to create unique melodies that resonate with his fans by combining Indian and Western sounds.
Prateeksha on the other hand has made her contribution in setting the Guinness World Record for creating the largest cinematic band on earth; being amongst the prime 8 singers in it. She has released music with both Zee Music and Times Music in the past. She derives inspiration from renowned singers like Mehndi Hasan, Ghulam Ali, Chitra Singh, Ariana Grande, and James Arthur.
The song has been beautifully penned by Shayra Apoorva, a young talented lyricist from Lucknow.
The video is made by Vinay Pittampally, who’s a visual designer and illustrator from Hyderabad.
Listen to the track here: