CHENNAI: After taking the world by storm, winning the highest global awards in music and films, A R Rahman is set to collaborate with rock-and-roll legend Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger in a supergroup called Super Heavy, according to a report in the Rolling Stone magazine. The band, which includes former Eurythmics member Dave Stewart, reggae legend Bob Marley’s youngest son Damian Marley and British soul singer and songwriter Joss Stone is expected to come out with its first album around September this year.
The supergroup’s members share a staggering 11 Grammy Awards between them.
Rahman himself wrote about the band on Facebook in a post titled “and Super Heavy is born”.
“18 months ago Dave Stewart, Mick Jagger, Damian Marley, Joss Stone and me experimented at a studio in Los Angeles...We had a couple of more sessions...and presently we have around 16 to 18 songs...all have a world sound by contributions from all of us,” Rahman wrote on Sunday evening.
“Dave’s and Mick’s incredible musicality and Joss’ soul singing, Marley’s Jamaican influence and philosophies and me bringing musicality from my world...,” he wrote.
The band’s music is said to be a convergence of styles, what with none of its members practicing the same genre. Super Heavy was born out of a conversation between Stewart and Jagger. A mutual liking for Indian orchestrations and a lookout for different voices were key to the inclusion of Rahman in the supergroup.