Jay Sean on Present Times: ‘The World Has Come Together More Than Ever'

RollingStone India|June 2020

Jay Sean on Present Times: ‘The World Has Come Together More Than Ever'
The London musician talks about his new Instagram show ‘Basement Banter,’ being part of the I For India initiative, new music and more
DAVID BRITTO

IF YOU WERE hitting the clubs in the late 2000s and early 2010s, chances are you found yourself dancing to a Jay Sean track. The Indian-origin British artist made it his reputation to churn out one club hit after another from 2009’s banger “Down” to the following year’s Nicki Minaj collaboration “2012 (It Ain’t the End)” and 2016’s smash offering “Make My Love Go” among others, which he treated Indian fans to when he performed in Mumbai two years ago.

The musician – who recently took over Vh1 India’s Instagram handle – tells us that he’s currently in New York which is amongst the worst-hit areas by the current coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. “I am keeping well and healthy and I have been in quarantine for two months, shopping only for essentials,” he says over email.

In this exclusive interview with Rolling Stone India, Sean talks to us about releasing more singles instead of albums, joining in the I for India initiative to raise funds for those affected by COVID-19, some of his favorite moments on his new Instagram show Basement Banter and more.

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the world. How have you been doing and what has kept you busy?

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