By Sohel F Fidai :
New York, NY – March 20, 2020) – Today, Indian singer-songwriter Armaan Malik releases “Control” via Arista Records. Listen HERE. The single marks his first English-language song and first release on Arista Records. Armaan collaborated with industry vet, Wayne Wilkins (Natasha Bedingfield, Beyoncé) on the track. Armaan and Wayne, who is also of Indian descent, meticulously seeded a few Indian inflections throughout the track’s bouncy pop ear candy.
“’Control’ is a song that describes the push and pull feeling of being trapped in a controlling relationship and how confusing it can be to want in, but also want out. It’s inspired by relationships I’ve seen around me,” says the 24-year-old singer-songwriter.
With over a billion global streams, 17 million followers, and a musical resume a mile long, the 24-year-old has cemented his position in the South Asian music industry and now, Armaan sets out to be the first Indian artist to break into the global pop market.
It has been a lifelong dream for Armaan to sing and write English music as well as be the first musical artist to truly represent India on a global stage. “This music is inside of me, it’s my DNA,” says Armaan. “This has always been my trajectory.”
WATCH “CONTROL” HERE
ABOUT ARMAAN MALIK
Armaan Malik is one of the youngest and most successful artists in the Indian music industry. He has garnered north of a billion streams, performed 200 + shows around the world and sung more than 150 songs in almost a dozen different languages, all by the age of 24! With close to 8 million Instagram followers, 6 million Facebook likes, and around 1 million Twitter followers, he has second-to-none fans called Armaanians. Fondly referred to as the Prince of Music, his YouTube boasts of more than 1.5 million subscribers and over 25 million monthly listeners across all music streaming platforms. At the age of 23 years, he became the youngest Indian singer to ever be a coach on the Indian version of the internationally renowned reality show, ‘The Voice’. Armaan is the youngest singer of Indian origin to have performed at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London and win the SSE Awards Live Act (4th in the world and best from India) that year. He was the voice of Aladdin in the Hindi dubbed version of the live-action remake of the Disney classic, ‘Aladdin’ and the singing voice of Simba in ‘The Lion King.’
Hailing from a renowned musical family, spanning three generations of Bollywood music, Armaan Malik continues his family’s musical legacy to emerge as one of the brightest talents in India. His versatility as a singer is exemplified not just in his multi-lingual lyrics, but also in his exploration of diverse styles and approaches to creating music.
Though entrenched in Bollywood culture, Armaan always knew English music was his true passion. Throughout adolescence, he listened to the likes of Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, John Mayer, Bruno Mars, and Chris Brown to name a few. In 2011, he received a full-tuition scholarship to attend the Summer Programme at Berklee College of Music (Boston, Massachusetts) which he completed with honors. Soon after the program, he realized that this is his calling, to write and sing his own songs in English.