Shweta Pandit: ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ is a singer’s dream song!
Recently in our interview with the fabulous singer Shweta Pandit, she teased us with the release of her new track, her first English language song, yet what it was or when it would release we did not know. Now we have the details just for you! The song released this week & is a beautiful rendition of ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ from the fabulous musical & now hit film Les Misérables. Check out this exclusive look at the video of the song & even cooler she gives us the inside scoop on the making & recording of ‘I Dreamed A Dream’.
Talking approximately how the idea of recording this particular song came to be Shweta says, “The thought of re-working ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ was actually conceived in LA in September 2012. I remember when I met Hugh Jackman in Mumbai when he came here with Fox Studios, he asked if I moreover sing English apart from Bollywood songs. I had never recorded something then, yet I had promised to send him something he’d like! He actually triggered an inspiration with his question largely & since he’s moreover a fabulous singer himself & moreover acted in Les Misérables, I decided I should work on this & send it to him:).”
She adds that then, “My partner & music arranger on this song Kevin Doucetter played this song to me on the piano. I was so inspired that we decided to record this.”
The singer had only heard Susan Boyle’s rendition of the famous song “She made me cry. I was so touched with her singing that I wanted to do a satisfactory job on this.”
However, it was another star from the Les Misérables movie that really satisfactory Shweta excited to perform & release the song, “Later when I figured Anne Hathaway’s version had just been recorded & it would be out in December 2012. That’s what satisfactory me most excited!!!! Anne & I had decided when we met in 2010, to work on a song when we performed together at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway with my guru, AR Rahman sir. Hathaway is such a real person & extremely humble.. & then the song satisfactory rolling & our versions have released almost together in the same week!”
Shweta does say that she was nervous to take on the challenging song, “When Kevin was working on the music, I didn’t even know if I’d sound too Desi or will be able to go so high in notes & do the vibrato & still get all the emotions right. It was a huge challenge for me as a singer yet that was the best part!
Adding, “I thank Kevin immensely, (my music producer) for such a beautiful job he’s done with the arrangements. He just made it so soulful.”
“‘I Dreamed A Dream’ is a singer’s dream song! This is one of the most thrilling projects of my life, because its a challenge, its a huge leap for me as a vocalist & moreover a tough song to sing! I was so “On my feet” & so excited to sing something new & work on something so different & real. I am thrilled I’ve attempted it & people have blessed me so much hearing it the first day of 2013,” she says with a huge smile.
This is her first English language song, does she see more in her future? “I wish to do more such work, where my actual potential as a vocalist is tapped.”
We moreover satisfactory the scoop approximately shooting the video in the freezing cold, “I shot this song in Hollywood, LA when it was freezing cold & imagine, I look so unaffected wearing this thin green dress in the video yet in reality I was shivering & cuddling up in blankets each time my Director & friend, Anup Sugunan, said “CUT”. He’s a genius & multi-talented personality, love working with him!”
The singer closes with these beatiful lines, “I want my friends & fans to hear & share this song & bless this endeavor. Its a very honest & soulful attempt & I hope they all enjoy it this 2013.”
Sit back, turn this up to 11 & enjoy Shweta Pandit’s ‘I Dreamed A Dream’!
Shweta Pandit: ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ is a singer’s dream song! Source: BollySpice