Sia has joined forces with Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh for her first-ever Indian collaboration.
Produced by Greg Kurstin, “Hass Hass” features the Australian singer-songwriter performing Punjabi lyrics impressively well.
“”Hass Hass” was made with so much love I left in a completely saturated dress! Speaking Punjabi is much harder than you think; I sweated through my entire dress, trying so hard to get it right! I had to ask them to stop taking photos! I was completely drenched by the time I nailed it!” Sia says.
For Diljit, who is no stranger to a big-name collaboration, making “Hass Hass” alongside Sia was “a memorable journey.”
“This collaboration is exceptionally special, as Sia has ventured into singing in Punjabi! She is effortless and absolutely incredible. This song is all about spreading happiness and positivity, and we hope it touches the hearts of people across the globe,” he adds.
It’s been a big month for Diljit, who became the first Indian artist to perform and sell out Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, and the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Rolling Stone AU/NZ was at his Sydney show alongside 15,000 excited fans. “Dosanjh then announced that he was nearing his last song, and he asked for the houselights to be brought up so he could look his audience in the eyes and thank them for coming out. It was that kind of communal evening.
“I walked back to the train station in a sea of smiles, everyone beaming from watching the Indian superstar’s immersive show. Dosanjh and his team wanted the performance to leave an “indelible mark,” and I think they achieved that aim,” our reviewer wrote in a positive review.
In other Sia news, the musician is hoping the Los Angeles legal system can help her expose an alleged identity thief posing as the pop star to gain access to her unreleased material.