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2 TRICKY PROJECT TALK ABOUT THEIR DEBUT SINGLE


by Asjad Nazir. ‘It’s a wedding song to break down barriers’. EARLIER this year, new music act 2 Tricky Project released perhaps the wedding anthem of the year with their great debut single Marry You. The English-language number with a Bollywood vibe is the first step in the music journey for the duo, acclaimed songwriter/producer Niall Flynn and broadcaster/composer Malook Singh, who teamed up 25 years after their first meeting as assistant sound engineers working for the legendary Trevor Horn. They teamed up with singer Manuka and percussionist Guzby Music for the single Marry You, which has a wonderful clay animation music video. Eastern Eye caught up with 2 Tricky Project to find out more. What inspired the 2 Tricky Project name? The name had to be fun, happy and cheeky as it had to represent our characters and the concept of making fusion music happier and more commercial. What led you towards the single Marry You? Marry You was originally going to be just a straight pop song, but we felt it would be good to have a Bollywood vibe and that it could be a song to break down barriers. We felt it could embrace diversity, so it’s a song for every wedding and could be a wedding anthem for the future. Tell us a little more about the song? Marry You lyrically is a song about most aspects of a marriage. It’s about a couple who, after many years of being together, want to get married. The verses reflect on the joys and sorrows of a marriage, but in a positive way. How did you cross paths with Manuka? We had been looking for a singer and by chance, Malook had seen Manuka performing in a restaurant with just a guitar, straight from the heart, to a multicultural audience from all walks of life. Manuka was singing both English and Indian songs. Her voice was amazing. What was the biggest challenge of putting the song together? By far the biggest challenge was the number of tracks it had once the mixing started.  There were 57 backing vocal parts, nine lead vocal parts and the rest were drums, percussion, bass and music, totalling…

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