Artist Anushqa releases new single Ecstasy produced by Rishi Rich!
Anushqa was first discovered on Viacom18’s English singing talent show, The Stage where she was a finalist on Season 1. With her powerful and confident performances, Anushqa stunned audiences as well as judges. Judges on the show included Vishal Dadlani, Monica Dogra, Ehsaan Noorani and Devraj Sanyal. She is now aligned to internationally renowned label VIRGIN EMI – home to artists like Emeli Sande, Bastille, The Vamps, James Bay.
Devraj Sanyal, MD & CEO of Universal Music Group India and SouthAsia said,
“In my 3 years of being a judge on The Stage, one artist who I fell in love with musically almost immediately was Anushqa from Season 1. She is one of the most prolific English singers /songwriters we have in India. We have been working with her closely to develop her sound, which is very international but with an Indian thumbprint. After about 24 months of work, I am proud to see Anushqa release globally on the iconic UK label Virgin EMI. For us at Universal India, it’s a historic moment to begin our journey of crossing over exciting new talent into the massive world of global music & artists.”
While in studio preparing for the launch of her career with UMG, Anushqa wrote and performed two songs, ‘Stay a little longer’ & ‘Lost without you’, for Bollywood director Mohit Suri’s film, Half Girlfriend. Currently, Anushqa is wrapping up music for her debut EP which will release later this year. Anushqa’s International single titled “Something In Common” is launching this August.
“When I was a contestant on the stage, I had no prior experience in this field. Feedback from the judges was immensely helpful to make myself a better artist each day. Devraj has been a mentor to me since the first episode of the show. I think the real journey began post the show. I went over to the universal music office for a songwriting session once and things just took off from there.”
“Ecstasy” composed and written by Rishi Rich and Anushqa, is a bass-heavy, pop track laced with Indian folk `alaaps’ that retains her Indian roots. Showcasing both Anushqa’s singing and rapping prowess, “Ecstasy” has been premiered by BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction. British producer Rishi Rich, is famous for springboarding the careers of international chart-toppers Jay Sean and Juggy D. He is also known for his work with international and UK artists such as Britney Spears, Craig David and Mis-Teeq.
Rishi Rich says,
“When I first came across Anushqa via the Indian talent show The Stage, I witnessed her phenomenal talent. Now that she’s a label mate on Universal Music India, it was a fantastic opportunity to work with her. It’s refreshing to work with artists like Anushqa, who will lead the next generation of global South Asian music talent.”
“Ecstasy” is available on all digital services Worldwide exclusively on UMG / Virgin EMI.
composed and written by Rishi Rich and Anushqa)