‘I have reached a good place in my career’

Singer Ju­bin Nau­tiyal says that his suc­cess in Bol­ly­wood has given him the con­fi­dence to fo­cus on in­de­pen­dent mu­sic

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - HTCITY ENTERTAINMENT - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com ■

It was a con­scious de­ci­sion on singer Ju­bin Nau­tiyal’s part to fo­cus on his career as an in­de­pen­dent mu­si­cian af­ter he made a name for him­self in the film in­dus­try. The 28-yearold, who has sung pop­u­lar Bol­ly­wood songs such as The Humma Song (Ok Jaanu, 2017), Ik Vaari Aa (Raabta, 2017), and Gazab Ka Hai Din (Dil Jun­glee, 2018) will soon re­lease his sec­ond sin­gle, Hum­nava.

Ju­bin feels that he has im­proved as a singer, and that urged him to go be­yond play­back singing.

“I’m glad that my voice is get­ting bet­ter. Vo­cally, I am able to do things that I couldn’t even imag­ine back when I started. I’ve been very busy with break­ing self-made bar­ri­ers and reach­ing my po­ten­tial as a vo­cal­ist. I al­ways wanted to do sin­gles, but only af­ter do­ing suf­fi­cient work as a play­back singer. Now, I feel that the time has come to ex­plore the pos­si­bil­i­ties of do­ing sin­gles and work­ing on my ex­pres­sion and in­di­vid­u­al­ity as an artist,” he says.

“Now, I’m go­ing to fo­cus on my in­de­pen­dent mu­sic career. It’s a con­scious de­ci­sion to do this be­cause I feel I have reached a good place with my stable play­back career,” adds Ju­bin, who re­leased his first sin­gle, Haaye Dil, in 2017.

Shar­ing more about his up­com­ing sin­gle, Ju­bin says that while the song has been sung by him, he wasn’t in­volved with other as­pects of the it, such as com­pos­ing and lyrics. How­ever, he as­pires to do “every­thing” him­self, “some­day soon”.

“I want to keep grow­ing as a mu­si­cian. I want to learn more and let my cu­rios­ity be my teacher. I used to al­ways fo­cus on singing and never brought writ­ing to the fore­front. Over the years, I have worked with so many la­bels which have given me that sup­port to ex­per­i­ment with my cre­ative side. I have a few songs in the pipe­line, which are writ­ten and sung by me. Maybe soon, you will hear my in­de­pen­dent mu­sic writ­ing,” says Ju­bin, who de­buted in the film in­dus­try with the song Ek Mu­lakaat from the 2014 film Son­ali Ca­ble.

The singer be­lieves that it’s the “right time” for a mu­si­cian to pur­sue a career in in­de­pen­dent mu­sic. “It’s great that peo­ple are head­ing to­wards the in­de­pen­dent mu­sic scene be­cause it comes with­out rules, and I be­lieve that mu­sic doesn’t have rules. Mu­sic is sup­posed to flow, free from all bound­aries, and that’s where we are head­ing. So, I think it’s the right time to ex­plore this side of the in­dus­try. I think a lot of great songs will hap­pen and the coun­try will get to hear great mu­sic in times to come,” he says.

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