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I listened to Kanye West and also dove deep into bands like Radiohead, Portishead, and Bon Iver.
‘6 Weeks’ is broken up into two sections; both sections use the same set of samples, just in different ways.
I have huge respect for the musical aptitude and intellect of listeners in India. They appreciate genuine, quality music.
I want the audience to be transported to a different world once they enter the auditorium.
My time at Berklee College of Music was probably my greatest period of artistic growth and internalisation.
It is kind of a cliche that many Indian parents, especially in the U.S., want their kids to become doctors or engineers. But my parents encouraged me to turn to music when they found that I had the passion and talent.
Growing up in the U.S., music became a way for me to find my roots and anchor points.
My musical journey with A. R. Rahman is filled with personal milestones and realisations.
The inner core of my being is Carnatic music.
I realised music was my calling, and I am one of those who’s strongly bound by an infectious enthusiasm and passion.
Film music has given me everything – career and popularity.
My mother, who is a Carnatic musician, started a school for children when I was around three, and I grew up listening to her teaching students.
The performance of Carnatic music is multi-dimensional and layered. A performance is at once an artiste’s cathartic process of personal exploration and an open energy exchange with the audience: a release and a conversation.
Berklee played a huge role in shaping my music. On an academic level, I learned a lot about vocal technique and culture. Since my major was Music Production and Engineering, I got a good handle on the technical and creative aspects of making a record.
Starting with the lyrics, ‘Only scared of myself and the truth in the stars/I’m a king, I’m the dirt, God within me shine,’ the first half of ‘6 Weeks’ delves into my attempts to balance the notion that I have an existential purpose with the realization that I am nothing against the vastness of the universe.
Any musical output is emotional.
My mom, Latha Sriram, is my first guru.
When you are surrounded by talented musicians, you learn so much from them.
Being an Indian in the U.S. and growing up in the suburbs were the two things that really shaped my outlook.
When I was 11, I decided that music was what I wanted to pursue as a career.
My parents moved to San Francisco from India when I was a year old.
Across generations, the torch-bearers of Carnatic music have mastered the art form of connection.
My whole family is involved in the arts – my sister is a professional Bharatnatyam dancer, and my dad helps me out on the music business end.
One of my dreams is to work with Ilaiyaraaja sir and do more with Anirudh and Santhosh Narayanan.
I started singing when I was three – my mother would teach me some versions of ‘Thirupugazh.’ And I loved being on stage.
My idea is to take the improvisational excitement that takes place with Carnatic music and juxtapose that in different sonic contexts.
Thanks to my family and guru. They were quite confident that I could do it and think about music as a full-time career.
I come from a musical family, and Carnatic music made up so much of my childhood, my upbringing, and my musical transition.
Growing up, everyone dreams of certain things, and they map out a direction that their life would take. Working with A. R. Rahman sir is one of my dreams, if not the biggest dream, realised.
My roots are Carnatic music. I think everything stems from that.
On the surface, being a musician can look pretty glamorous. But so much work goes into it.
The really cool thing is that I’ve developed this hardcore fan base that came to me through my work in films, but they are super-willing to cross over and experiment.
When it comes to ‘Maruvaarthai,’ I have said many a time that Carnatic music drives my creative influence. In that sense, Darbuka Siva gave me a lot of room to breathe with the melody. The instrumental, however, was grounded. The lyrics is just poetic, and phonetically, they sound beautiful.
Growing up in the U.S., I’d siloed off my identities. While I was an Indian at home, I was an American at school. I have now embraced both the identities.
‘Maruvarthai’ was an exciting song for me because it showcased my Carnatic roots.
I fell in love with R&B music at a young age. The energy and aesthetic of that genre strike an emotional chord with me.
The youth is hungry for good music; I feel responsible and glad that I can be an agent who can mentally, emotionally stimulate them to listen to music outside of cinema.
‘Entropy’ broadly means tending towards chaos constantly.
I think ‘Adiye/Yadike’ is unique and fresh and something new for Indian films. It brings together the blues and gospel feel with Tamil folk lyrics.
I started listening to old school R&B artists like Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, and Donny Hathaway when I was in 6th grade.