‘I want to cre­ate in­de­pen­dent mu­sic’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Shreya Mukher­jee

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.

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