Candid chat with Sanam Band

It was an amazing experience to sing ICC Cricket World Cup anthem: Sanam Band

Sanam Band, comprising of Sanam Puri, Samar Puri, Venkat Subramaniyam and Keshav Dhanraj, is back with another track. This time it has lent its soulful voice to ICC Cricket World Cup anthem Way-O, Way-O. Written by Sonal Dabral (Ogilvy) and curated by composer Michael (Mikey) McCleary, the anthem is in association with Uber and features five singers/bands from various parts of the world – Jamaica’s Jahmiel, UK’s Catherine Taylor Dawson, New Zealand’s Simba Diallo and South Africa’s choir group Khayelitsha United Mambazo alongside Sanam.

At the launch of the anthem, Saman and his team spoke about the track.

Sanam said, “We were approached by Mikey as he is a good friend. He told us that there is a song which he wants us to sing for the world cup. We all got very excited as we are crickets fans. It has been an amazing experience to sing a song for the world cup. I had faced a few challenges too but it was fun. We have just recorded group vocal and main leap vocal. We also danced in the video so the audience would enjoy it. We are not dancers but we tried it.”

Talking about  ICC Cricket World Cup excitement, he added, “We are really excited and supporting a lot of teams. After watching IPL, we have started liking a lot of players.”

Ask the turning point of their band, Sanam shared, “The turning point was when we changed the name of the band. It was the SQS Project and obviously, you would remember it. Hence, we wanted a simple name. Post the change, the reach was immense.”

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