Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has unveiled her debut international music single "In my city", says the journey to create her own music has been a learning experience.
"This is the culmination of a two-year journey that has been the toughest yet most enriching experience of my life, while also marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter," Priyanka said in a statement.
"In my city", featuring international singer will.i.am, is produced by RedOne and Brian Kennedy. It is an emotional and feel-good song, which was unveiled at a ceremony in Mumbai Thursday, and launched on Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network, internationally.
Priyanka, a National Award-winning actress and former Miss World, is undoubtedly proud.
"I walked into this as a novice, with no training or experience of making music, and today, as I share my music with the world, I hope that I have been able to create a sound that India would be proud of," said the 30-year-old, whose singing genes come from her father.
"In my city" will be made available across various platforms internationally over the coming weeks. This is the first single from Priyanka's much-anticipated debut album, which is expected to be released early next year.
Priyanka worked with pop icon Lady Gaga's manager, Troy Carter, for the album.
Happy with the result, Carter said: "Priyanka has been working diligently over the last year on her music, so it's rewarding to be able to see her present it for the first time in her home country."
The debut single will be available across all physical and digital platforms Friday, exclusively on Universal Music.