‘I want to create independent music’
Along with playback singing for Bollywood films, Ankit Tiwari (right) wants to concentrate on independent music. Known for his songs such as Sun Raha Hai Na Tu (from Aashiqui 2, 2013), Tu Hai Ki Nahi (from Roy, 2015) and Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi (from Airlift, 2015), the singercomposer feels that the Indie-space allows him to experiment more.
“Independent music scene has a lot of scope for us. I’ve been thinking of exploring it for quite some time. I feel the Indie space allows an artist to experiment a lot more in terms of sound, lyrics, music etc. Unfortunately, independent music ko India mein utna importance nahi milta hain. But in the West, artists are doing so good,” he says.
Ask him about his upcoming musical ventures and Ankit says, “There are a few tracks that I’m working on and I’ll start releasing them online. There are about 12 songs and we will release one song per month.”
The lyrics of the tracks, composed and sung by Ankit, have been penned by Abhay Upadhyay, along with other newcomers. The singer with his band are currently giving final touches to the songs.
Ankit will also collaborate with music artists from India and abroad in the coming years. “I can’t reveal the names now, but yes, I have certain plans,” he says, who was recently in news after he was acquitted in a 2014 rape case.