Punjabi Suit, the brand new single from Sarika Ft. Jeeti, is now available on iTunes and all other good digital stores. The release comes exactly a year after her debut single Morni came out. Sarika both sang and composed the hit, whilst the very talented Jeeti produced it. It was written by lyrical master, Tari Banwali Puria.
Since the release of Morni, Sarika has been studying Indian classical music and working on her vocal training. She has been passionate about music since a young age and was born into a family of music-lovers who exposed her to many different genres of music. At just five years old, Sarika could sing in three different languages – Punjabi, English and Hindi, and was also proving to have quite a talent for dancing. She said: “Whilst other kids were playing with their toys or watching cartoons I would be singing songs in front of the mirror all day or putting on a show for my family.”
Sarika’s musical influences cover a wide range, but she particularly looks up to Punjabi singer Surinder Kaur: “I love Surinder Kaur and her music. She was the first Punjabi artist I had listened to and she is probably the main reason why I started singing in Punjabi. Her lyrics and her music taught me so much about Punjabi culture.”
At just 13 years old, Sarika wrote her very first song as a way to express herself after suffering a family tragedy, through which she discovered her passion for song writing. Two years later, at the tender age of 15, Sarika recorded her very first song, which she wrote and composed herself, in a professional recording studio.
During her schooldays, Sarika studied perfoming arts, through which she gained experience and training in lots of different forms of music and dance including Ballet, Bhangra, Contemporary, Giddha, Hip Hop and Jazz.
Sarika has taken part in many musical competitions and shows across the UK, and in 2009, Sarika reached the final of Brit Asia Superstar.
Sarika’s opportunity to launch her career with the release of her debut single Morni in 2012, after she met Nirmal Sidhu and accepted into his vocal training academy. It was with his and Nav Sidhu’s support that she was able to get her career off the ground, which is going from strength to strength.
You can buy Sarika’s second single Punjabi Suit on iTunes and all other good digital stores, and you can watch the official video below!