Lucky Ali ready to hit the road with new album

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Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) He personified soulful music and took the pop music genre to a different pedestal. Lucky Ali continues the trend with his new album "Raasta-Man". The singer-actor plans to a 25-city road show to promote the his latest offering, which personifies that life is a journey and not a destination.

"'Raasta-Man' is dedicated to all my fans who have greatly supported me all through my career and have displayed their love for my music. The music of this album will take people on a soothing journey, which inspires one to live every moment to the fullest. Life is a journey and not a destination and this album personifies that sentiment," Lucky told IANS in an interview.

The 52-year-old musician, who has married thrice, has dedicated the new album to his children. He has two children from his first wife, two from his second and his third wife is currently pregnant.

"This album is basically five years of doing nothing and everything. It's a journey of love - love lost, love gained, everything. It's about the present state of mind that has been expressed through lyrics and music. I have dedicated this album to my children, because this album is not only about love of a romantic nature. It is a lot more," revealed Lucky.

The album has 11 songs of various genres and will be released not only on CDs but will also be available online for free.

Lucky will hit the road in the first week of September and during his three-month tri p he will have concerts in cities like Hyderabad, Mysore, Mangalore, Pune, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Shillong and Goa.

When the singer launched his first album, Sunoh, in 1996, muisc lovers lapped it up and Lucky, who has worked as a playback singer in films and sung songs like "Kyun chalti hai pawan", "Ahista ahista", "Bekarar" and "Hairat hai", alos released albums like "Sifar", "Aks", "Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai" and "Xsuie".

"All my music has been exploratory. I have tried a lot under the sun, but not everything. There is still a long way to go. It's a long journey. Consciously we do try to keep it simple. I'm happy that my sound has a lot of genres. In this album there is a funky track, then a jazzy track, then a nice slow song," informed the singer, who is the son of Bollywood comedian Mehmood.

"We wanted more and more people to listen to this music. So that's why along with the CD we will also make it available online for free download.

"Obviously people associated with this album...I didn't want it to be commercial in that sense, taking out CDs and stuff, in fact I didn't want any CDs, but there are many fans of mine who said that they want a physical copy, so that's for them. Otherwise we have concerts and that involves commercials," he added.

Finally, when asked him about his interest in films, since he has acted in projects like "Sur", "Kaante" and "Kasak" among others, Lucky said: "I'm sure people are not missing my acting. Films are not on my agenda right now. If something nice comes up, I'll see."

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