SINGLE REVIEW: Jagamarra by Mahmood Khan

Mahmood Khan’s musical career keeps going from strength to strength. His latest track, Jagamarra, is already attracting huge interest everywhere, with the accompanyingalbum a massive hit: it’s already sitting at No. 1 on the iTunes charts. Jagamarra was inspired by Mahmood’s meeting with an Indigenous man called Jagamarra and the track is dedicated to the Indigenous community. The song is a wonderful exploration of commonality, a fusion of folk, pop and world music that’s taken up a notch by a luscious and expansive production. The melodies are skillfully constructed and enable the nuances of Mahmood’s vocal expertise to reach an uplifted state. It’s a rousing, warm-hearted record and indicative of the rest of the album’s material. The new release follows an incredible run of achievements for Mahmood: the No. 1 ARIA song, Like The River, recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, which made him the first Asianartist to top the Australian mainstream charts; One Line Down, which climbed the top of the Australian and US charts; Runaway, which hit No. 4 in Australia and to cap off a huge year, Mahmood’s album Tere Baghair, which became the first foreign-language album to go No.1 in Australia and USA, with the accompanying single Ginoo cracking the Billboard charts, peaking at No 2. The new album was composed and produced by Mahmood, arranged by Doug Emery and David Griffin and conducted by Doug Griffin. As arranger Doug Emery (Barry Gibb, Madonna, Barbra Streisand, and Chayanne) has said about working with Mahmood: ‘Working with Mahmood has been a unique experience. The success of the record is proof of his ability to tap into spirituality and emotion that is lacking in a lot of today’s music’. Mahmood Khan’s last single Merry Go Round reached No. 1 on iTunes and No. 3 on the AIR charts, and Jagamarra is atrack worthy of the same success.

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