‘I have sur­ren­dered my­self to mu­sic’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Sa­marth Goyal ■ sa­marth. goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

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

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