Amsterdam, 18th of April, 2023 – Straight after the Ramadan F1rstman is back with a brand-new release! While the popularity of the Dutch Pakistani artist grows rapidly in Asia and the MENA region, F1rstman likes to celebrate his heritage with his music, including the release of ‘Desi Lehenga’. The track ‘Desi Lehenga’ is an ode to the traditional Lehenga Desi women wear to special occasions such as weddings or birthday parties. The song is about how amazing they look when wearing the Lehenga. The magical energies that come your way when you see these women coming into a room with their mesmerizing beauty.
Together with hit producer Shafique Roman, F1rstman jumped into the studio to create this banging tribute to the traditional clothing piece. After the release of ‘So Fine’, ‘Desi Lehenga’ is the second single of the artist’s upcoming EP, EARTH. With his Desi Soundwave project, F1rstman is planning on dropping 4 EPs within the next 2 years. Each one of them stands for a different element and different vibe, ‘EARTH’ is the first EP in the series and will be released soon. Get ready for the second banger of the F1rst soundwave season, ‘Desi Lehenga’ and keep an eye on F1stman’s socials to hear more about the upcoming EP’s.
The 28-year-old F1rstman, real name Hassan Syed, grew up in The Hague, The Netherlands but was born in Lahore, Pakistan. His roots can be clearly heard in his music.
He grew up with Bollywood-music, added the Arabic melody lines and influences he knew from shisha lounges and the kawali and sufi music his father played at home and mixed it in the studio with Western hip-hop and R&B influences. “It is a clear, open sound on heavy beats that are up to date and release energy worldwide. It’s the sound of now. The international Bollywood scene was in dire need of such a modern upgrade”.
F1rstman has been proven with more than 300 million streams, 500 million views and 30 multi-platinum records and counting, to be one of the most successfully independent artists from The Netherlands blending the best of both worlds. His refreshing, infectious and genre-transcending sound is now being imitated worldwide. He has performed at major festivals in the UK and Scandinavia and received awards for Best Breakthrough Act and Best Collaboration at the BritAsia Awards in London in late 2019.
F1rstman will continue his international path and like he says: “To give a smile & create a smile, all around the world”.