International singer and musician, who released his single ‘Saavaro’ devoted to Lord Krishna on Times Music a while back, recently came up with a soothing and soulful cover version of Punjabi singer Ninja aka Amit Bhalla’s superhit track ‘Aadat’. The video is available on Vee’s YouTube channel. Vee had earlier released an unplugged version of ‘Dil Mein Ho Tum’ on his channel.
Talking about the cover version, he says, “I am a born-Punjabi and I love listening to Punjabi music. I am in awe of the great work all these independent and pop artistes are doing in Punjab. I would love to do something in that space as well. ‘Aadat’ is one of my favourite songs in the recent times. It is also a song which a lot of young people have connected to.”
Since Vee is an established artist himself, there might be comparisons to the original as well.
“I am not bothered about comparisons. Tomorrow, if somebody comes up with the cover version of one of my original songs, I would be flattered. I wanted to pay a small tribute to it and hence, came up with this cover version. I feel if we tweak a popular song in an interesting way, it can sound fresh all over again. I have added a sargam and have changed the chord structure a little to give it my own individualistic style.”
Vee has several projects lined up this year including a couple of original songs and a few more cover versions of his favourite tracks.