Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman Monday launched his new album "Raunaq" and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment.
"I pledge to spread the message of Vogue Empower by dedicating my latest album, 'Raunaq', to the campaign," Rahman said in a statement.
"The album echoes the significance of the cause, women's empowerment, with the song and video, "Laadli", created in collaboration with Kapil Sibal and Lata Mangeshkar," he added.
"Laadli" is the lead track of the album and Sibal has penned the lyrics for the song, while Lata has sung it with Rahman.
"Raunaq", which has seven songs sung by the best artists from the music industry, including Lata, Chitra, Shreya Ghosal, Mohit Chauhan, Shweta Pandit and Jonita Gandhi, is described as a conversation of music and poetry that takes one on a journey of varied emotions.
Rahman has also played the role of a visual storyteller and has conceived the narrative of the lead music video.