Technology cannot add soul to voice, says Asha Bhosle
In an age when technology has a solution to everything, singing legend Asha Bhosle says it cannot add “soul” to the voice. But, she adds that singers can use it in constructive ways.
“We all have to get familiar with the use of technology in everything — whether it is music or film. But, we must not forget that nothing can replace real talent,” Bhosle said, adding: “Call me an oldschool (person), but I believe that technology cannot add soul to our voice. Therefore, the longevity of those songs (newly made) is lesser.” Dwelling on how much the scenario has changed, Bhosle said: “Times have changed. With the help of technology, you can correct even one word, instead of singing the whole song all over again. But, usme woh jaan kahan, woh energy kahan (where is the energy in that?)”
“Earlier we used to record live. So, the interaction with your music director and co-singers, with instrumentalists — everything created the frame of mind and added to our performance. I know you must be thinking ki kitni puraani baatein kar rahe hai, par beta hum toh puraane zamaane ke log hain (I know you must be thinking she is talking about really old times, but my child, I am an oldtimer),” Bhosle said.
The 83-year-old is a legend who has lent her voice for actors of different generations, over six decades — from actors Zeenat Aman to Urmila Matondkar, from Rekha to Vidya Balan.
Times have changed. With technology, you can correct even one word, instead of singing the whole song again ASHA BHOSLE, SINGER