After shifting an impressive 1.3 million copies of 2004 debut Storyteller around the globe, “crossover” artist Raghav is back to set the charts alight with his monster new album Identity. And to show he means business in 2009, the ‘Can’t Get Enough’- hit singer has drafted the unmistakable swagger of hip-hop legend Redman to lace the bouncy R&B stunner – ‘My Kinda Girl’. Identity marks the highly anticipated return of the 27-year-old, who made his introduction to the world on four UK Top Ten smashes and a Top Twenty with So Confused and It Can’t Be Right, Can’t Get Enough and Let’s Work It Out. In 2005 Raghav clinched another Top Ten with the dancehall-themed Angel Eyes.
“I am so delighted to be releasing my first studio album (Identity) in the last 3 years in partnership with Universal Music. I have put my heart and soul into this album, which is a resounding thank you to all my fans for their unwavering support for my music. I know that Universal shares the same excitement I do, and I’m delighted to bring Identity to India in grand fashion”, says Raghav.
Identity has been co-written with the likes of Cutfather and Joe (Pussycat Dolls), Niara Scarlett (Sugababes, Girls Aloud and Mutya Buena), Peter Wade (Jennifer Lopez) Jazzwad (Damien Marley) Mushtaq and prominent Hindi producers Flavasia. It’s a fresh mix of eclectic melodies and cultural soundscapes, with a sizzling lead single. Identity will undoubtedly pave the way for Raghav’s rightful return to the top with some great song-writing, flawless production values & fresh bouncy tracks. Makes it clear that his trademark style for fusing his musical influences of hip-hop, R&B, Bollywood, reggae, Indian classic music and soul is an undisputed winner.
Identity hits across all music stores this week so be sure to check it out!