“Today’s world is indeed blessed, for anything can be learned at just a click of a button. Thanks to the internet, even areas like music and have seen talent booming from all corners of the globe
Like most others my age, my journey into the field started early in school with Carnatic training. In a few years, people discovered my natural flair for the art and enrolled me onto a popular reality show for children. Four rounds into it and a part of the top 100 contestants, the knowledge and exposure that platform gave me was immense. It also widened my opportunities in both school and college, aiding me to venture deeper whilst giving me the confidence to pursue this for a lifetime.
But despite all this one major obstacle in the way was access. Being the first one in many generations to even consider venturing into music, I was confused, even scared of how the future would pan out to be. But like they say, “the harder you work, the better your luck seems to get.” So instead of fretting, I started using my time to enroll in sound engineering classes. My days would be packed with college in the morning, classes towards the second half, and other projects in between, thus getting me in the grind.
And what helped additionally was collaborating with friends from Visual communications. Many of them were aspiring filmmakers who were directing scripts back to back, thus giving me an opportunity to actually put my skills, to the test. Now alongside all this, I also launched an independent music channel, to get live feedback on the contents I’m putting out . There is, of course, still a long way to go, but these small steps have already helped me make a mark. Even in the Corona phase these past few months, I have been able to garner a good response for my content, with even musicians like GV Prakash tweeting in praise of a recent score. Hopefully I’m able to take this forward and create good music that stirs people’s souls.”