Former American Idol contestant Anoop Desai released his debut album, All is Fair, last week. Desai finished sixth during last year’s competition.
He recently told the LA Times’ Idol Tracker blog that he hopes the album appeals to pop music fans in India:
“I feel a remarkable sense of pride being able to sing American music in India,” he said. “It’s a market that’s familiar to me, obviously, because it’s where my family is from. And a lot of my songs are influenced by that heritage. And they show all the American shows over there. It’s so funny how my relatives in India would send my parents all these articles about me during ‘Idol.’ To have music out in India, to me, that’s full circle.”
Desai frequently spoke about the Indian and Bollywood influences on his songwriting while recording the album.
Watch Desai perform his first single, My Name, below: