Looking for some Punjabi sounds to end 2015? Look no further than HMD’s new single track “Still Punjab” off the upcoming album “Nasha Detox.” This track sheds light on the fact that where ever you go in the world you will meet Punjabi people and find the Punjabi culture still very much alive and thriving. Many people believe that the folk Punjabi culture is evaporating like the waters of its 5 rivers, but as you will hear in the song, HMD has a very different perspective on this issue.
After the 2 verses of pure Punjabi Raps, HMD collaborates with the legendary lyricist Jhalman Singh Dhanda, who has written countless super Punjabi hits including Sukhshinder Shinda’s “Aj Din kushia da
sajana” and most recently Jas Dhami’s hit song “Mein Punjabi boli ah.” This time Jhalman Singh writes a powerful combination of short verses for the legendary singer, Manjit Pappu, who joins HMD with his
breathtaking super powered Punjabi vocals, which truly adds an authentic folk Punjabi atmosphere to the track.
In the middle of the song, you will encounter a very touching and emotional moment of the track when you hear the voice of HMD’s late father “Bhupinder Singh Dhillon” who speaks about a quick contrast between living in Punjab and or Canada. HMD pulled his voice out from a 1989 home movie from when he first visited Punjab at the age of 7.
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