‘My ap­proach to­wards mu­sic is still very old school’

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It has just been a year and a half since he made his Bol­ly­wood de­but with the song Hum­sa­far (Badri­nath Ki Dul­haniya, 2017), but Akhil Sachdeva has been a pro­fes­sional mu­si­cian for al­most a decade now. So, un­sur­pris­ingly, the singer doesn’t find it tough to sur­vive the com­pe­ti­tion in the in­dus­try nor is he both­ered about get­ting stereo­typed in the world of mu­sic.

He says, “I think one thing that sort of dis­tin­guishes my mu­sic, or my style of mu­sic is that my ap­proach to­wards it, is still very old school. I sort of con­nect more with the by­gone era, and its mu­sic. I con­nect well to that kind of lan­guage, thought and the words.”

Akhil adds, “I am glad that I have been able to take my ap­proach, be with it for all th­ese years and still en­ter­tain peo­ple with the kind of mu­sic that I do. So, I am not both­ered about be­ing pi­geon­holed or type­cast. Soul­ful mu­sic is what I love to do, and what I want to do.”

Akhil will soon be re­leas­ing his sin­gle around Di­wali. Ti­tled Naina Na Jo­den, it was orig­i­nally sung by the leg­endary Pak­istani singer Reshma. “I had sent the record la­bel, some five or six songs, for them to lis­ten. But they asked me to record this song in­stead. And it just hap­pened like tele­path­i­cally. I al­ways wanted to work on a song of hers. More than Nus­rat Fateh Ali Khan sahib, I loved lis­ten­ing to her mu­sic, and have al­ways felt a con­nec­tion with the con­tent she pro­duced. So when I got the song, I started liv­ing with the song. I hope that the pub­lic likes it,” he ends.

I am not both­ered about be­ing pi­geon­holed or type­cast. Soul­ful mu­sic is what I love to do, and what I want to do.

AKHIL SACHDEVA SINGER

Akhil Sachdeva will soon be re­leas­ing his sin­gle, Naina Na Jo­den, which was orig­i­nally sung by the leg­endary Pak­istani singer Reshma

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