The first single ‘In My City’ from eagerly anticipated Priyanka Chopra’s debut international album is finally out today. The song has already received tremendous response from critics and audience alike.
The actress said that before the launch of the song she was “feeling the jitters” and that her voice is “completely lost” due to back-to-back interviews for ‘Barfi!’.
“But all said and done, I feel like my first film has just released. Forget singing professionally, I never felt that I could even sing well,” said Priyanka Chopra to HT in an interview.
The single also features the famous rapper Will.i.am from the Grammy Award winning Black Eyed Peas.
“Will.i.am and I were in the studios together for a couple of days. It was incredible working with him because he is such a genius composer and artiste. To see him at work, especially for me, was amazing,” Priyanka said.
““When Will.i.am was in the studio, he was directing my song, so the chat was mostly about what I want to do and how my album should be. So, it was more about me,” she added.
Priyanka Chopra hopes that the hard work she put into the album pays off and people appreciate her effort.
“I worked hard on the album over the past one and a half years, including undergoing vocal training. Last night (the album’s launch) was the result of all my vocal classes despite four films in the interim. My tutor would come with me to the sets,” she said.
The actress revealed that her father cried when he heard her song for the first time.
“My dad cried when he first heard the music. It’s very different from what people would expect. No one might have imagined that I could sing like that. I didn’t expect it myself. So, my dad was kind of shocked and surprised,” she said.
There have been rumors that the actress would be singing for her movies ‘Zanjeer’ and ‘Krrish 3’ but actress denies this news.
“No, not as of now, because I have a contract with my label (Universal). But at some point, you never know. I probably will,” she concluded.