‘There’s a big dif­fer­ence when you are singing for your­self vs for an ac­tor’

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - HTCITY ENTERTAINMENT - Sa­marth Goyal sa­[email protected]

When it comes to my in­de­pen­dent stuff I have the lib­erty to sing the way I want to and add my own touches to it. My true self comes out in non-film mu­sic. ARMAAN MA­LIK SINGER-SONG­WRITER

Singer-song­writer Armaan Ma­lik, un­like his elder brother, mu­sic com­poser Amaal Mal­lik, knows the dif­fer­ence be­tween in­de­pen­dent and film mu­sic. “I per­son­ally feel, from a singer’s per­spec­tive, there’s a big dif­fer­ence when it comes to singing for your­self and singing for an ac­tor,” he says.

Fur­ther ex­plain­ing his per­spec­tive, the 23-year-old shares, “For ex­am­ple, if I am singing for ac­tor Salman Khan, the song would re­quire bold­ness (bolder tone). Whereas for some­one like Sid­harth Mal­ho­tra or Varun [Dhawan], I could sing in my nat­u­ral tone (and voice).”

Apart from ac­tors, the mood of the song also has an im­pact on Armaan. Per­haps that’s why, even though he loves singing for films, his “true self” is re­flected in in­de­pen­dent mu­sic. “When it comes to my in­de­pen­dent stuff I have the lib­erty to sing the way I want to and add my own touches to it. My true self comes out in non-film mu­sic,” he says.

“I will con­tinue to nur­ture in­die pop in the coun­try with newer sin­gles and mu­sic videos, but when I say I want to take my mu­sic [to a] global [plat­form] I mean that I want to do purely orig­i­nal English mu­sic. I have been writ­ing a lot of songs in English for quite some time and it’s been a child­hood dream to re­lease this mu­sic. So, hope­fully, soon that dream will take shape,” he signs off.

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