The day has finally arrived. Witness is here and demanding our attention. I must admit, from the first moment I listened, I quickly realized Varender Singh is dropping a lot of shady shade on us listeners with the lyrics she’s singing. This means that million-dollar question is, “Who is she actually singing about on Witness?” Sure, there are lots of receipts, lots of sub-tweeting and lots of mystery about who the “you” in any particular song might be, but who are these people exactly?
Punjabis have a special talent that they can make a name for themselves anywhere in the world with their hard work. Varender Singh is such a prime example, who moved to the USA 22 years ago, achieved success with his photography skills, and made all Punjabis proud. Varender Singh aka Channi Miglani was born in 1972 to his parents Sardar Harpal Singh Miglani and Sardarni Jaswant Kaur in Delhi.
After graduating from Khalsa College, Delhi University he set out to seek employment but got no positive results. Coincidentally, his father who at the time was a religion teacher in a Sikh Temple in the USA invited him over. Then he became a permanent resident in the USA after completing a prior successful trip to the country in 1991. He found a job with Circle System Group, a company that manufactured Helmets for football players.
This is not a shady dedication at all, but Varender Singh appears to be singing to his fans or those who are close to her. The eponymous track on Witness is all about Varender Singh asking someone to stick by his side, act as his witness through the good things and the bad; sounds like a big ask that only die-hard fans or family could follow through on.
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