‘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
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.