“As someone who’s been in the corporate for the longest time, I felt it became stagnant after a point of time. It was not quite fulfilling for me in its truest sense of the world and I decided to quit my flourishing career in Microsoft to get back to my passion for music. Having been trained in Hindustani for more than 7-8 years, I had enough exposure in that field to know that this was my calling. I moved to Bangalore to stay with my guru and toured to different concerts with her and trained with her completely.
It was around this time that life threw in a very sweet surprise in the form of a baby girl. Giving birth to her brought out a lot of emotions out of me and I wrote down a song about my time with her. It became my honest effort at explaining the unexplained aspects of giving birth and it came from a place of expressing my deep thoughts.
Composing music for it, the song titled ‘Milky Hands’ came to be a wonderful production of mine. Shortly after that, I composed an entire album of songs and released in different platforms. The response was quite overwhelming and it was received very well by mothers and fathers unanimously. Most of them wrote to me saying that this song took them back to their early days with their kids and it was a bitter sweet nostalgic journey for them.
I was also approached by a mom blogger to publish the song on her page and that brought in another set of fresh ears for the song. Slowly, we started to put together some original footage of shots with our baby and made our very own DIY music video to go with the song and that came out to be a success too.
There are a lot of aspects about birth that are not actively spoken about or even discussed. It is a beautiful journey for a mother with her baby. But it would be amazing if expecting mothers were made aware of the other side of birth as well like the physical pain and the postpartum depression. It would have helped me prepare well in advance for what’s to come. I hope my story inspires all mothers to start conversations around this and help others get the help and support they need.”