If you don't know Priyanka Chopra yet, what have you been doing with your life?! The Bollywood star is in the middle of her American music takeover (she's recently released "In My City" featuring Will.I.Am and "Exotic," featuring Pitbull") and she's not slowing down anytime soon--especially thanks to her thumping, irresistible new single "I Can't Make You Love Me."
Packed with throbbing beats, electronic inflections, and a seriously danceable backbone, this is a track that works at casual house parties and club nights alike. Now that her modern-day Bonnie Raitt cover has reached official hit status (almost 50,000 plays in less than a week, NBD) Chopra's gearing up to release her brand new video tomorrow.
You'll have to wait a few more hours to see it in full, but what we can
tell you now is that the colorful clip stars Milo Ventimiglia, involves a paint fight, and is a dancey twist on Bollywood unlike anything else. For now, meet Chopra and watch the world premiere of the "I Can't Make You Love Me" lyric video below. Consider your next karaoke night on lock.
What's the story behind "I Can't Make You Love Me" ?
I go way back with this song! It's one of my all time favorites, and one that has gotten me through so many tough times in my life. I think every girl (and guy) can relate to a messy breakup or the confusion that you often feel in intense relationships. I hope that my version is somewhat uplifting and empowering to anyone who can relate to the lyrics.
Where did the inspiration come from?
Ester Dean actually gave me this track, it's a contemporary EDM remake of Bonnie Raitt's classic ballad and is one of my favorite tracks on the album. It's my ode to a classic, a song that I love, and one that says so much.
Did you have a say in the music video? If so, how did the concept come about?
YES! I was very involved with the concept of the music video. I had a clear vision for this, and wanted to create a mini movie of moments and memories. I'm so happy with how it turned out. This video is really for the actor in me.
For everyone who's unfamiliar with your sound how would you describe it?
Very eclectic, much like myself. I'm quite emotional and moody, and my album really reflects that - it has ballads, pop, EDM, and everything else in between. Plus, I've recorded with so many incredible artists, like Will.I.Am, Pitbull, Zedd, Timbaland, and Ester Dean.
Watch the "I Can't Make You Love Me" lyric video, plus check out an exclusive sneak peek of what's going down tomorrow, here!