Creation happens spontaneously for Sukhbir
Not getting carried away by fame and wealth is imperative for singer and songwriter, Sukbhir Singh. Perhaps, that’s why the 49year-old singer, who has been a part of the music industry since the nineties, still prefers to focus on creating music, rather than focussing on fame. He thanks his family for helping him to remain grounded.
“I come from a very humble background and was taught, right from the very start, not to allow what you do to determine who you are. Fame and wealth are both transitory entities and if one allows them to determine the path, then one should also be prepared for the resulting outcome, which is usually not a desirable one,” he says.
The humility helps the singer, who is known for hits such as Gal Ban Gayee (1997) and Nachle Soniye (2001), to focus on music. His upcoming single, Nachdi, was created in just one day.
“One day and the basic structure was in place, the rest is just tweaking and fine tuning. Sometimes when creativity is flowing, creation seems to happen almost spontaneously,” he says, adding that the creative spontaneity helped him compose his most popular song, Tare Gin Gin (1997), in no time at all.
“In the case of ‘oh ho ho ho’, the song practically seemed to have created itself and I seemed to have become only an instrument to allow the creation to happen,” he adds.
The most important part of the song is the hook line. Sukhbir feels that it needs to be epic to make the song popular. “The primary focus for me is always the chorus or the hook of the song, it needs to be epic, it needs to make me dance before I can make anyone else move,” he says.
“I do experiment but not for too long. Where it seems like the song is not moving forward, I tend to park it and start afresh. I do have many melodies that don’t make the ‘cut’, so to speak. This helps me to keep going and reach that eureka moment,” he signs off.
Singer-songwriter Sukbhir Singh became popular through his song Tare Gin Gin (1997)