Band member James McVey, on behalf of the band said they instantly fell in love with superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
Britain-based boy band The Vamps first got a glimpse of Indian showbiz via a collaboration with Vishal-Shekhar for ‘Beliya’. And James McVey, on behalf of the band, says they instantly fell in love with the glitzy world of Bollywood, with superstar Shah Rukh Khan taking their heart away.
Apart from McVey — the lead guitarist and vocalist, The Vamps comprises Brad Simpson (lead vocals and guitar), Connor Ball (bass guitar and vocals) and Tristan Evans (drums and vocals).
“We are big fans of Bollywood. We always see happiness and colour in the dances, the sets are very elaborate and SRK is our favourite,” McVey told IANS in an email interview.
The band came to India in August this year to promote their single ‘Beliya’, and also collaborated with Ajay Devgn for ‘Shivaay’. Back then, during a visit to IANS, the band members had even spread their arms out a la Shah Rukh’s signature act.
Talking about the single, McVey said: “Our new single is called ‘All night’, and it’s a little bit more dancey than our previous singles. We’ve teamed up with Matoma on the track and love the production and different vibe he’s brought to the song.
“The song is about the nostalgia of spending time with a girl and you wake up in the middle of the night and you can’t sleep and you wish that you were with her.”
Simpson says the inspirational theme behind “All night” is “the notion of appreciating someone. It’s the feeling of reassurance knowing someone is there for you and acknowledging how much they’ve helped you too.”
Ask them about the memories they made during their recent India visit, Ball said they were amazed by the love poured on them by their fans.
“Before we visited India for first time, we had no clue about our fan following there. We were extremely overwhelmed seeing fans waiting for hours at the airport when we arrived. We loved the whole experience and can’t wait to go back,” Ball said.
Tanaaz Bhatia, Managing Director, Bottom Line Media, said: “The Vamps are a sensational boy band and one of the most, exciting new talents to emerge from the Virgin EMl UK’s repertoire. The band, presented a concert in India and we will doing a song with Vishal-Shekhar again. We look forward to many more exciting announcements for the group and other Virgin EMI UK artists over the coming months.”