Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman and British-American singer-songwriter Bishop Briggs are collaborating on a new song for Love Sonia, the human-trafficking drama that marks the directorial debut of Slumdog Millionaire line-producer, Tabrez Noorani. Rahman and Briggs have recently composed the track, I Am More, ahead of the film’s release in India on September 14.
Rahman will create the song along with young American-British singer Bishop Briggs who is best known for her popular single River.
Rahman shared, “I’ve known Tabrez since Slumdog Millionaire and then we went on to work on a couple of other projects. With this, he makes his directorial debut and I’m happy for him because projects like these happen with a lot of good intention to propel positive changes in the society. It was a pleasure working with Tabrez, Academy nominated producer David and the talented artist Bishop Briggs for the song ‘I Am More’.”
Tabrez said, “‘I Am More’ is truly magical and sung powerfully by Bishop Briggs. It’s a wonderful combination of AR’s Indian aethetics and the powerful voice of emerging international star, Bishop. Working with AR finally as a director was such an enriching experience, after hearing about various Directors talk about what it was like to work with him. He is truly a genius, understated, humble and so sensitive when it comes to representing the matter of the film. It was a truly unique experience to work with both AR, Bishop and Rianjali who wrote a truly beautiful song. I can't wait for people to hear it.”
Bishop said, Love Sonia is more than a film; it’s a movement, a conversation and an opening into what’s actually happening in the world today. I feel so honored to be apart of what Tabrez has fearlessly brought to the light. AR is a complete icon and to have collaborated with someone who truly inspires me was an incredible experience I’ll never forget. Tabrez and AR are legends and to have been able to work with them on something so special, that I know will make an imprint on the world, is something I am extremely grateful for.”