Andre Russell who plays for Kolkata Night Riders made his name for smashing 50 sixes in 11 games this IPL season has a new aim in mind. The West Indian cricketer is all set to launch his music career in India, he believes this is the right time for the launch.
Russell goes by the name Dre Russ as a recording artist and has his mind set on entering the Indian Music industry, he told Hindustan Times, “I am thinking about it in India more and more now. I think I have earned a lot of love from people, especially for what I have done on the cricket field. I think it’s about time that they listen to what I have to say or sing in a CD about what I feel.”
“I can write lyrics, I can sing as well, and I think I have a good taste in music. So, I think I will get a lot of support from people here when I start my music career,” he added.
Talking about Dwayne Bravo, who also launched in his music career in India as DJ Bravo, Russell said, “I have a lot of respect for DJ Bravo, and all that he has achieved through his music. He is a very talented and confident man, who knows what he is doing. He has a good team around him, who keeps him motivated when it comes to music. Seriously, hats off to him for what he has done, and I will always continue to support him no matter what,”
Russell knows as much as he will have love and support he will also have to face criticism and he is ready for it. “It happened with DJ Bravo as well. Many said that he can’t sing, and he doesn’t have a voice, and things like that. But the thing is that if you have the self-belief and motivation, then these things won’t affect you. It’s the words in the song that matter at the end of the day, and if you are confident about that, then nothing matters.”
Still a cricketer at heart, Russell promised the sport will also take priority in his life, “I just want to focus on my cricket. Music is what I want to do in my free time,” Russell ends.