Armaan Malik is a popular singer, songwriter, record producer, voice-over artist, performer and actor. Throughout his young career, he has sung in multiple languages such as Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Assamese, Punjabi, English and Urdu. Armaan Malik rose to nationwide fame after appearing in the 2006 edition of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs. Even though he only finished eighth in the contest, he won the nation’s heart. After singing mainly in Indian languages for the majority of his career, Armaan Malik has started performing English songs as well. The young and talented singing star has released his latest track “How Many” via Arista Records and that’s what we are reviewing here.
“How Many” has arrived on the heels of Armaan Malik’s major MTV EMA win as ‘Best India Act’.
In the words of Armaan Malik himself, “’How Many’ is about complex relationships where you’re constantly fighting making up, taking the hits but yet carrying on. It describes the cycle of events that take place during the course of a relationship. One of the hardest decisions is when to call it quits and close a chapter for good. It’s really tough when you love somebody to just give up… even after the 100th time, the truth is, as long we love them, we try one more time. The question is how many times are you willing to try?”
‘How Many’ is the third English single that Armaan Malik has released. His previous single “Control” had helped him win the MTV EMA for “Best India Act”. Releasing English songs for an international audience has been Armaan Malik’s lifelong dream and “How Many” is a stellar effort in the ongoing process towards the fulfillment of that dream.
Musically, lyrically and stylistically, “How Many” has all the makings of a modern day international pop hit and don’t be surprised to find it perched on top of global Spotify streams. The talented singer songwriter’s incredible talent has been nicely packaged in an internationally palatable manner. And sure enough, the world is hungry for more.
Verdict: Destined for International Success.