MUMBAI: Indian musical maestro A.R. Rahman’s latest offering – Satyameva Jayathe – has been released by Universal Music.
The song is being released just before India’s Independence Day on 15 August.
Rahman has collaborated with international legends like Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone and Damian ‘"Jr Gong" Marley on it as part of the global band Superheavy. Incidentally, Mick Jagger singing in Sanskrit on the track is a treat for every music fan.
Rahman says, “When Dave said AR we want your voice in this album, we want this to be a great Indian song too; a long dream for me was to take one of the morals of Indian culture which is Satyameva Jayathe and make it as a song. This is historic if Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian ‘"Jr Gong" Marley and Dave Stewart and me come together for a song like this, it is iconic in a way. I hope people like it.”
Satyameva Jayathe is the band’s second single after the summer hit Miracle Worker. The album releases on 19 September, 2011.
Universal Music India managing director Devraj Sanyal said, “There is little to say about the massive excitement we have in releasing a single and an album from a line up that is stellar & huge beyond description from our UMGI stable. What is interesting on this deal is the sheer size of the marketing wraparound that we have done for Satyameva Jayathe – From a VH1 Shot by You, which will see the creation & release of the global video of the song made by our fans here in India.”
Rahman and Mick Jagger will also be seen chatting at the lunch time break with cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar and Harsha Bhogle on Day 1 of the third test between India and England at Edgbaston on 10 August 2011. Mick Jagger, being a huge cricket fan himself, will make for interest viewing as he and A R Rahman talk about their band SuperHeavy and of course cricket.