‘I want to show who I’ am’

Anmol Ma­lik rem­i­nisces her school days and says lyrics mean more to her than mu­sic

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Singer Anmol Ma­lik (right) in­sists on “fight­ing” on her own terms to carve a niche in the mu­sic in­dus­try. Daugh­ter of pop­u­lar com­poser Anu Ma­lik, Anmol re­cently re­leased her sec­ond sin­gle, Let Me Come Home, which has al­ready crossed 17000 hits on Youtube since re­leased on Jan­uary 19.

“I have been writ­ing lyrics since I was 13. One could find ran­dom lines writ­ten on my desks, note­books, back of the desk, ev­ery­where. I had writ­ten a few lines of this song on the door of my dorm room. My friends wanted me to pub­lish them some­day, and I thought this song was the per­fect place to start from,” she says.

Anmol ran into trou­ble many times, due to her habit of writ­ing lyrics in school note­books. “Once in school, my Chem­istry teacher had to call my par­ents, be­cause my note­book had songs writ­ten in­stead of for­mu­las re­lated to the sub­ject. My father just looked at it and said, ‘I am proud of you beta,’ but mom was pretty an­gry with it,” she laughs.

Anmol, who made her de­but with the English sin­gle The Grad­u­a­tion in 2015, feels her lat­est track is a much bet­ter re­flec­tion of her per­son­al­ity. “This one is more about my­self. I want to write some­thing that I have felt. It’s about feel­ing lonely and how be­ing lonely is not a bad thing, and there is a com­fort in dark­ness as well. Lyrics mean a lot to me and some­times more than mu­sic, I feel words grab me more,” she says, adding: “I wanted to show peo­ple who I am.”

This one’s more about my­self. I want to write some­thing that I’ve felt. It’s about feel­ing lonely and how be­ing lonely is not a bad thing ANMOL MA­LIK, SINGER

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