Unique: I learnt throughout lockdown that truly I like being a standard particular person, says Shreya Ghoshal

New Delhi: In style playback singer Shreya Ghoshal has a number of blockbuster songs to her credit score. Her illustrious profession contains 4 prestigious Nationwide Movie Awards for Finest Feminine Playback Singing. She has bagged a number of Filmfare Awards in Bollywood and South as nicely.

Throughout coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Shreya Ghoshal launched a brand new tune, Angana Morey. In an unique chat with Zee Information Digital, the singer opened up on her journey and experiences.

Q. How did Angana Morey occur?

A. It occurred throughout this lockdown really after I was feeling very uninspired and bored. I wished to do one thing which might a minimum of give me some pleasure as a result of this was a time when none of us may exit and be playful. The concept for this tune got here additionally from my love of classical music. That’s the place my roots are and it’s undoubtedly my old flame. I additionally wished this tune to be packaged intelligently in such a approach that it sounds modern and takes you on a journey with the feelings nicely accentuated.

Classical music in its purest kind could be very lovely nevertheless it will also be laborious to be consumed by the viewers. I wished this tune to attraction to all generations and to take them on a transportive journey throughout the span of simply 5 minutes. I assumed, let me do the sort of music which I need to hear myself. That is the way it began and I had a ‘raga’ in thoughts which I’m fascinated by. I used to be listening to lots of ragas at the moment and I assumed I might make a ‘bandish’ impressed composition and it simply occurred very naturally and organically.

I didn’t need to take the stereotypical fusion route and Soumyadeep took it up as a problem to do one thing very Indian and really trendy with the bass notes and trance and all these completely different genres coming collectively. It didn’t appear compelled however flowed fairly harmoniously.

Q. What has lockdown taught you?

A. The pandemic yr was clearly miserable for all of us in some ways, however on the identical time, it emerged as a blessing in disguise for me. 2020 has positively been an eye-opener. I really loved being at residence and it was a welcome break from the continuous profession tasks that I’ve had for nearly 20 years now. I acquired lots of time for myself to be with household, take heed to music, study, get again to ‘Riyaz,’ suppose, be in a really artistic house with out having deadlines or the strain of planning what number of packing containers I’ve to test tomorrow. I learnt that I really like being a standard particular person and revel in doing very regular family issues like cooking, gardening and cleansing. These easy issues actually floor you.

It’s a time for lots of people to lastly give attention to issues they actually get pleasure from, to pursue their passions as an alternative of simply working behind cash, materials issues and careers. There is not any peace left in anyone’s life and within the decisions they make. I believe I’ve actually reached that part in my life the place it will likely be laborious for me to return to the crazily hectic routine I used to have a yr or two in the past. Not that I am not lacking it however I’ll take it straightforward for certain from right here on.

The most important lesson was to let go of the needs for issues that we do not want. So simplification of life occurred with everybody slicing down on issues and luxuries that we thought we could not dwell with out. In any case, I lead a easy life however I’ve simplified it additional and I’m very joyful about that. No matter new classes that I learnt in the course of the pandemic, I’m going to proceed with all through my life.

Like doing lots of chores with my very own palms not simply because it’s enjoyable doing these easy issues however since you really feel extra linked along with your life reasonably than being oblivious to it and taking its blessings with no consideration. Like getting lots of issues carried out for you with out acknowledging them. Taking cost of your life with out taking any assist, is empowering and teaches you the that means of life, makes you stronger and extra rooted in your existence.

Q. What are your upcoming Bollywood numbers?

A. It is laborious for me to record them now earlier than their launch. I’m not allowed to disclose the names.

Q. Do you suppose remixing previous classics is a foul concept?

A. The factor is that upon getting a formulation of success, all people is making an attempt to repeat it after which all of the originality, and pleasure, creativity is predicated on. Since you are working to repeat successful which has already occurred. And you can not repeat the identical formulation and hope for a similar quantity of success. In order that’s the issue the place I really feel generally business lacks somewhat little bit of braveness and guts to experiment. And that is why we’ve these phases the place the music is dealing with a really disturbing part the place solely remixes are taking place.

However we quickly acknowledge our drawback and attempt to do some experiments. There are some individuals, director, music composer, the producer who suppose completely different they usually put there foot down that no I need to do one thing completely different after which one other pattern begin. So I want we had been a bit extra brave of various sorts of music that we imagine in as an alternative of simply following tendencies.

Q. Who’s your favorite playback singer?

A. Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar


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