‘I have surrendered myself to music’
Independent music composer Milind Gaba talks about his idea of music and says that he wants to bring back the culture of romantic songs in the independent circuit
From singing solo tracks, to doing playback in Bollywood, music producer Milind Gaba (right) has come a long way. Naturally, we it wasn’t a surprise when the 24-year-old said he always dreamt of making it big in the world of music. “I have surrendered myself to music. When I started singing at the age of 18, I always thought that one day I will sing with the big names of the music world and now that I have finally begun to get some recognition, I know that dreaming big was actually the right thing to do,” says Gaba, who has collaborated with artists such as singers Mika Singh, Jazzy B and Ashok Mastie. In fact, his dreams have now become bigger. “I also want to work with international artists such as Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber,” he adds. Gaba’s tracks such as 4 Men Down, Bottoms Up and Daaru Charu have been a hit among the youngsters, but it is romantic songs that he wants to work on now. “I don’t like doing songs that talk about violence or hatred. I am only comfortable composing soft numbers,” he says, adding, “I want to make romantic songs popular once again, just like singer Sonu Nigam did with his singles when he started off in the independent circuit.”
Tell him that the lyrics of some pacy dance numbers are a hit these days, although they are often criticised for their vulgar lyrics, and Gaba says that he is very careful about the kind of lyrics. “I am always very careful about the language that I use. I know young fans love peppy party numbers, but I never let cheap lyrics become part of my songs,” he signs off.
Now that I have finally begun to get some recognition, I know that dreaming big was actually the right thing to do
Milind Gaba, singer