Vengaboys: “You could call us the Bharat Boys”
By Ekatmata Sharma
Bombay, September 17 (IANS): The Vengaboys return to “Boom” with their party anthem that takes their fans back to the 90s.
The European pop group released their new track ‘1999 (I Wanna Go Back)’ on Thursday. In an exclusive conversation with IANS, band members Captain Kim, Sailor Robin, D-Nice, Cowboy Danny provided a glimpse of their new soundtrack, remaining relevant in the 21st century, and their love for India.
“We really believe the 21st century has failed us! From the C-19 to the Crocs. Over the years we have noticed that more and more people are yearning for better days,” said Captain Kim.
âJust like in our younger years, we wished we had been there to live the experience of 1969, the summer of love. You see so many young people – who weren’t even alive at the time – for a long time to come. the 90s. With this song we take the world back to the feast year of all the feast years – 1999. It’s nostalgia and also a celebration, “he added.
The band ‘We are going to Ibiza’ promises to bring back the nostalgia for the Vengaboys in their music video ‘1999 (I Wanna Go Back)’, Sailor Robin shared what happened behind the making of the eclectic video.
âWe teamed up with the people behind the deep fake fun Wombo app to create it. so much fun doing it, we’re glad people like it. “
Party Girl D-Nice explained what made the band come back after 15 years with a single in 2021. âTo be honest, the incredible Charli XCX was the instigator. During her interviews she was very positive. about Vengaboys. We’re still very grateful for that. And when Charli came out with the 1999 song a few years ago, we felt right away; This was written for us! “
She added: “Then when the world was hit by the pandemic, the general feeling got very strong and we knew the time had come to bring the fun back. Fun fact – Charli XCX was 6 in 1999.”
Vengaboys visited India in 2019 for the concert. Kim shared the love that four of them have for the country. âIn almost every interview we are asked, ‘What are your favorite countries? “The four of us will cry out in unison:” INDIA! You could call us the Bharat Boys!
âThe love we have received in India is overwhelming. It is as beautiful as the people who live there. Strong people too. You feel India has always been there. It is a very layered and wise civilization. with deep roots. “
“Besides, you can party like no one else! Some of our best shows have been here. Sounds like our second home.”
The world of pop music has changed from the 90s until today, from the way people consume music to the way artists promote their work. Kim explained how the group is sailing in 2021 and dealing with change.
“You’re right, a lot has changed. As it should be. We think it’s better now. A 15-year-old singer on a mountain in Uttarakhand can now reach all over the world and find her people with just a few clicks. . It’s very optimistic. “
âPlatforms like TikTok have introduced our music to a whole new audience. It’s crazy. Suddenly we see all these happy young people enjoying our music with a youthful abandonment. See people like Jason Derulo and Shakira vibrate on our music is priceless too. We feel very, very lucky, “Kim concluded.