There is no denying that Denmark native Anita Lerche has embodied and furthered Punjabi culture through her music. Her forthcoming album Sadke Punjab Ton does highlight her appreciation and growing knowledge of Punjabi culture, but Anita let’s her classical music training shine in her new single “Merea Ranjha.”
“Merea Ranjha” is showcasing a new side of Anita’s versatile talent that her fans may not have experienced yet. This song is a touching ballad laced with Punjabi folk all brought to life with a love story written by Anita herself. In fact, this is the first song Anita has also composed and brought to the spotlight with a music video.
Heer Ranjha, by Waris Shah, has inspired me a lot throughout the years and on a full moon night a few years ago, I suddenly felt this profound desire and was longing more than ever to be united with my Ranjha. ‘Merea Ranjha’ came to life at this moment and later my composition and lyrics were beautifully produced in Denmark by the well renowned Nasima Music, Anita Lerche explains giving us a glimpse into the story of “Merea Ranjha.”
Anita keeps the richness of Punjab at the forefront of this music video as she traveled to India and shot this video in Himachal Pradesh with Director Param Shiv, who is working at Yash Raj Films.
If Anita looks like she is in love in this video, it’s only the truth as this artist is newly engaged! Anita was proposed to by her own Danish prince in New York City, where the couple recently traveled. Anita and her Ranjha first met in high school and then later found each other on Facebook. This Ranjha knew Anita was his Heer and asked Anita’s parents and family in Punjab for her hand in marriage before popping the question.
When a lover’s soul pines for the soulmate, its call becomes a song where music and love become the universal language. Join Anita on her journey to find her Ranjha in a rural landscape that will take your breath away.