If like us, you are currently enjoying the displays of athletic excellence, sportsmanship, and infamous divers knitting from the stands currently being offered up by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ananya Birla and A.R. Rahman’s track, “Hindustani Way” is for you. An ode to the 100+ athletes currently representing India at this year’s games, this is a triumphant anthem worthy of the name. With Ananya Birla providing bilingual lyrics that encourage unwavering support and celebration and A.R. Rahman’s Grammy-winning skills lying at the heart of the track’s pounding production that is packed full of Bollywood sensibilities, the track hopes to transport fans to the heart of the sporting event.
“It’s been amazing to collaborate with my role model, A.R., on this song which we hope does justice to the collective energy and support of all Indians cheering on our amazing athletes at this year’s Olympics,” explains Ananya. “The grit and fortitude of our Olympic team in the face of such a difficult year is inspiring, we are here cheering the ‘Hindustani Way’!”
And, with a set of explosive visuals in which the celebratory and inspiring nature of the Olympics shines through accompanying the pair’s sound, the project becomes all the more patriotic. Here’s to all of the athletes currently competing at the games!
Listen to “Hindustani Way” below…