Azaan Sami’s ‘Tu’ inspired by ‘Billie Jean’

Singer’s first album comprises nine songs


Entertainment Desk May 15, 2021

This year marks Azaan Sami Khan’s debut in the world of singing and songwriting, with him announcing his first album consisting of nine brand new songs, namely Maahiya, Dholna, Mein Tera, Jaadugari, Aashiqui, Ik Lamha, Meri Sajna Re featuring Ustaad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Zama, and Tu, along with a Bonus side having live versions and a remix. His debut single Main Tera is still making waves and has now crossed five million views on YouTube.

The much-awaited music video of his single Tu, starring actor Mahira Khan was slated for an Eid release and premiered on YouTube May 14. Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, Azaan shared, “I remember when I used to listen to Billie Jean, it was the global dance track enjoyed by everyone. When I grew a bit older, I actually heard it again with the lyrics, and I realised how painfully sad and solemn the song is. Whenever we do dance tracks for films, they are mostly very upbeat and happy songs, sometimes very frivolous on a certain level with hardly any depth. So, with Tu, I thought of writing a serious song, with a beat to it,” reported IANS. 

Talking about the thought process behind his decision to ask Mahira to star in the music video, he spoke of how he wanted the video to be “every fanboy’s dream.” Azaan said, “We wanted it to be every fanboy's dream. So, we thought about who that ultimate woman in the subcontinent is, one who everyone has had crushed on at some point in their lives. And that's when Mahira ma'am came to mind. She liked the song, and was kind enough to star in it."

 

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