Tipped to be one of the stand out soundtracks of the year, legendary composer AR Rahman adds his midas touch on the music for forthcoming Walt Disney Pictures release ‘Million Dollar Arm’. The Oscar and Grammy award winner has once again teamed up with chart topping Canadian singer songwriter Raghav on the electro fused anthem ‘Keep The Hustle’ featuring American rapper Wale.
Speaking on the collaboration, Raghav says: “It’s been a dream come true working with AR over the last couple of years. Not only have we made some great music, we’ve become great friends in the process.”
‘Keep The Hustle’ sees Raghav feature on an electronic laced hip hop fusion with a distinctly Eastern feel. The loud, up tempo anthem is taken from the soundtrack for ‘Million Dollar Arm’, composed by AR Rahman. The soundtrack, which also features rapper Iggy Azalea, KT Tunstall and ‘Jai Ho’ singer Sukhwinder Singh, has received huge critical acclaim since the film’s release in America this month, with many likening it to Rahman’s Oscar and Grammy award winning masterpiece ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
Raghav has previously collaborated with AR Rahman on the Bollywood hit ‘Ishq Shava’, taken from the 2012 release ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ starring Shahrukh Khan. Most recently Raghav also featured on another AR Rahman soundtrack, the big budget visual spectacle ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, which released in cinemas last week, providing lead vocals on the Hindi song ‘Aaya Khwaab Ka Mausam’. The theatrical number is a Hindi interpretation of the Tamil soundtrack, showcasing Raghav’s artistic versatility, and he plans to continue working on more soundtracks, as well as release his own forthcoming pop single.
Raghav adds: “I’m in the studio now doing at least one song maybe more on the upcoming film ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’, another collaboration with AR Rahman. As well as that my next solo single is coming soon, produced by Afrojack so I’m excited for that. It’s cool I’m dipping in and out of so many things at the moment.”
Raghav’s forthcoming single ‘Take Me Away’, a collaboration with international superstar DJ Afrojack is expected to release worldwide this summer.
‘Keep The Hustle’ featuring Wale, taken from the soundtrack ‘Million Dollar Arm’ is out now, with the film expected to release in UK cinemas in August.