Punjabi music needs improvement, says Manj
His peppy Punjabi dance tracks are a hit with music lovers, but music composer and singer
Manjeet Ral aka Manj (above) feels that Punjabi music has a lot of scope for improvement, and should not be limited to just dance genre. “Punjabi music has evolved a lot because of Bollywood. However, there is still a lot of scope for it to grow. People feel that it’s only limited to playing dhols, folk and all things desi. But it can be blended with EDM and hip-hop as well,” says Manj, 37, who has given hit tracks such as Sharabi, Whistle Baja and Swag Mera Desi.
He admits that while the dance tracks are a hit, the slow romantic Punjabi numbers lack mass appeal. “A lot of slow songs have pure Punjabi lyrics and are hard to understand for the masses. Such songs don’t get global success. I’ve tried to change that image with my recent track,” says Manj, who has sung a slow romantic track, Aaja Maahi, in Akshay Kumar’s recently released film, Singh Is Bliing.