‘It feels amazing to be recognised for your work’
Black Eyed Peas has just dropped an über funky single, Be Nice featuring Snoop Dogg, which is will.i.am’s tweaked version of last week’s winning track from NBC’S songwriting competition series, Songland. One of the writers on the song is music producer, songwriter and DJ Anish Sood, who has written the chorus of the track. The Hello World (featuring Ramona Arena) hitmaker is obviously stoked about the honour and working with will.i.am. Quiz him how he landed the number and he enthuses, “It’s a pretty crazy story! I met songwriter Adam Friedman at his studio in June last year and Be Nice was written in one session.
I worked on the funk synth and drum samples. This February, Adam hit me up about participating in Songland and a few months later, Be Nice had won the episode.” The guest judge will.i.am picked up the song to be the lead single on the next BEP album.
Apart from this release, Anish states that he has three singles in the pipeline, which will release this year.