Being inclined to music from an extremely young age, my very first aspiration was of singing in front of a huge audience. Through these years, music has intrinsically woven itself into my life and became an inextricable part.
No matter what mood I am in, I always fall back onto music to make myself deal with the situation, I would find myself a melody befitting the mood. It has almost been my therapy that has helped me deal with failure and sorrow, and celebrate success and joy. Today, it is unimaginable for me to leave my house without a pair of earphones.
Music came to me naturally at a tender age. But it was only when I was five that I decided to give it a professional shot and started training for Hindustani Classical Vocals. I still remember how I used to eagerly look forward to these classes with a glint in my eyes throughout the week. However, as I grew older, I became conscious and assumed it was ‘not cool enough’. In my head, I thought my friends wouldn’t approve of what I did and would look down upon my passion. It, unfortunately, played with my nerves. As a young kid who was seeking the approval of my friends, I slowly drifted away from my singing. But the passion remained intact and I continued to listen to music all the time.
When I changed my school, I faced many hardships. It was becoming difficult for me to be myself. Like they say every cloud has a silver lining, I decided to start singing again because deep down inside, I knew it was going to become my strength. And like a miracle, it helped me find myself and cope with the melancholy.
Rekindling my romance with music made me realise that I should give it a bigger space in my life as a tribute. Therefore, this time around, I not only took my Hindustani music seriously but also went on an extra limb and started Western Vocal training.
From that point, my penchant for music only grew and there has been no looking back. Today, it has given me confidence in myself more as an individual and shaped me as a person. Though it has been just three years since this new tryst, I am certain that it shall always hold a special place in my heart for the rest of my life.
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