‘Collaboration with Edray was a great move for both of us’
Amrit Dasu talks about his newly launched track Okay, for which he collaborated with 17-year old Filipino music sensation Edray
Okay is a fun song that talks about young innocent love, says Amrit Dasu, American singer, songwriter and model of Indian origin. For this new summer track, the singer has collaborated with international artist Edray Leona P Teodoro. Seventeen-year-old Edray had gained attention during her stint on the first season of The Voice in Philippines where she became a semi-finalist under Team Bamboo. Her first two singles — Puedepende and Bwelo Lang featuring Juan Karlos Labajo have more than a million streams each on Spotify.
We ask Dasu how did the collaboration between him and Edray happen and he replies, “Universal Music Group, Philippines loved the scratch of the song Okay and wanted to feature their young talent Edray. The song fits her and she did a great job with it.”
This isn’t the first time that Dasu has collaborated with other international artists. In the past, he had collaborated with Jamaican artist Charly Black for the single Turn Back Time which has now received more than 5 million views on his VEVO channel. The collaboration with Edray was a great move for both of them, he says. “It helped us connect with each other’s culture, and gave us a chance to show the world how unique we can be by mixing our styles,” he adds.
The single has been featured on New Music Friday’s playlist of Spotify in Southeast Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia and others. The singer says that he always gets amazed to see how music travels even to those countries where he hasn’t been yet. “How many fans connect with the music that I make that don’t even know me! That shows how universal music really is. I have always been grateful for the love. That love makes me work harder for every new song,” says the singer who has previously done tracks like Frenemies (2016), Holding On ( 2016) and Action (2018).
As for his next projects, Dasu says, “I am working on a couple of songs, and going back to my roots. And I am bringing that desi/Punjabi flavour back. I can’t wait to showcase the same.”