Taz: 'Will bring pop back'

By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, June 29 -- Their tracks 'Pyaar ho gaya...' and 'Nachange saari raat...' were a huge success in 2000. Soon after, the decline of pop music began. But artiste Taz of Stereo Nation doesn't believe it's not in demand anymore. And the fact that he's turned into a full-fledged Bollywood music director off late has nothing to do with his belief.

"I'm a music composer and singer-song writer," says Taz also known as Tarsame Singh Saini. "I was the first western artiste to break into Bollywood in 1997. This seems like the natural next step for me," says Taz about the title track of his album Don't Break My Heart, which featured in the Akshaye Khanna-Madhuri Dixit starrer, Mohabbat.

When asked whether he thought now is the best time to turn to film music considernig the decline of pop music in the country, he denies it. "I don't think peoples