Proclaimed Punjabi singer Gurdas Mann released his new album ‘Punjab in Mohali’ in Chandigarh on February 11. His new album has touched one of the most controversial aspect of the state. The song has become an instant favourite just after 24 hours of its release. Though the title scarcely tells about Mann’s take on the whole scenario, but his lyrics hint which side he is on. Mann’s latest song’s lyrics say that the storm of drugs has hit so hard that it has blackened all the colours of Punjab. Drugs was an important aspect on which Opposition Congress and AAP had campaigned against the Akali Dal for the February 4 Assembly Elections. He further sings that the storm of drugs is blowing across the state where the brave have lost their bravery and the Punjabi youth has been destroyed by drugs. Gurdas Mann has ruled the hearts of Punjab people for well over two decades and he said that he purposely waited for the election campaigning to be over to release his song to ensure it does not become entangled in any political controversy.
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Indian Express reported, “I have been an ambassador of the Election Commission, so I did not release my album before polling. Secondly, I did not want that my album should have anything to do with elections,”
Not only does Mann voices the controversial drug issue of Punjab, in his song he highlights the violations that shook the state in 2015 as well as refers to the cotton disaster in 2016. He sung of how there is no difference between milk and liquor and also the water in village ponds which is no more fit for consumption. He attacked at people who are ‘mocking at martyrs’ and questioned ‘how much history can Delhi change?”
Its not the first time Gurdas Mann has voiced a social issue. In his latest performance in Coke Studio, his song ‘Ke Banoo Dunuiya Da’ he talks about how politics and drugs are effecting the youth of Punjab. “My motherland Punjab and its loving people have made me what I am today. I have gathered immense love and respect from Punjabis across the world. And as an artist, it is my responsibility to give back love to my land Punjab and its people,” Maan told The Indian Express.
The music video of his new album has been conceptualised by his son Gurickk G Maan where Mann is seen in a total new avatar, time travelling, flying and performing risky stunts. The album has been produced by Saga Music and features seven tracks. He said that he believes in producing songs which bring in a ray of hope, motivates people, promotes love amongst humanity and visions for a better life.