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Mehsopuria's lyrics are Punjabi despite his strong UK connection. Photo: Special Arrangement.  

After churning out hits like “Puth Punjab da”, “Ranglay Punjab diyaan”, “Ranjha jogi” and “Tumka II”, Paramjeet, better known as Mehsopuria, is back with a bang in the Punjabi music circuit after a gap of three years, with the worldwide launch of his new album, “Fearless”. The album has been produced by legendary U.K. producer Kam Frantic, Q.C Production and Majic, and the flamboyant singer promises to outdo himself with a new image and tracks that cater to fans across the world.

The singer, born and brought up in the U.K., is still rooted to his homeland and says, “I am proud of my homeland Punjab and I'll always remain a Punjabi.” He also credits his father's village, Mehsopur, for his transformation from Paramjeet to Mehsopuria.

Mehsopuria maintains that “Punjabi is the most beautiful and versatile language” and that is why he prefers writing his lyrics in Punjabi rather than English despite his strong U.K. connect. “I respect English music but I'm not much inspired by it,” he says.

The singer, who is also trained in fashion design, stresses that music is his topmost priority right now and the launch of a fashion label isn't expected any time soon, although he designs his own clothes and jewellery.

On idols, “Right from my early days in the music industry, Surjit Bindrakhia has been my icon,” Mehsopuria says. He defines his ultimate professional aim as “sitting back contentedly at the age of 60, satisfied with the work I have done and enjoying the fact that I did what I always wanted to do in life, i.e. singing.”


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