The first track, after the three-member collective lost their pivotal member, is getting attention worldwide. “Before being a member of the collective, Kuly (Kuldeep) was a brother. Of course we miss him every time we are in the studio or on stage, but we miss him the most when we are taking a flight, or deciding on getting dinner. Through this track, we have tried to keep his indomitable spirit alive. The track is a peppy, upbeat number, just like Kuly was, and will always be in our memory. Where ever he went he made it big, and that’s the message we want to give to all our fans,” says Surjeet Kal.
The video features cameos of over 35 artistes who appear on the video to show respect for Kuly. “He was very social. He was the funny guy you won’t forget. When we got the idea for a video for this track, I called up Kuly’s friends and asked them if they could manage time to appear in it. Not one of them showed a hint of negativity. Infact, they all agreed at the drop of a hat. They were happy to be a part of this for Kuly,” says Surjeet. The video also marks the first collaboration with Raftaar, a Delhi-based rap artiste signed on by RDB for their label Three Records. The video was shot in different locations — Chandigarh (where they shot the sequence with Raftaar), Burmingham, Bradford and Toronto. Raftaar was introduced to the members of RDB by their manager in India. “When we heard Raftaar, we knew he was just amazing. He is very down-to-earth and creative. Working with him gave us an advantage of having someone on the team who is more familiar with the Indian market. He has signed with our record company and we hope to have many more exciting tracks from him,” says Surjeet.
The duo are focusing on making more individual music at the moment. “The music scene in Bollywood is changing. Earlier they wanted fresh music from artistes for their films but now they look at tracks that already exist. Sadi Gali released in the UK in 2005 but was used in Tanu weds Manu in 2011,” he adds. RDB will tour India in February next year, venues and dates have not yet been confirmed.