'We can't compose typical Bollywood songs'
Rock sensation ‘Indus Creed’, a band that is often compared to the likes of ‘Pearl Jam’, has recently launched its album ‘Evolve’.
The lead singer of the band Uday Benegal shared the future plans.“We worked with the Grammy-nominated mixer Kim Palmer who mixes for bands like ‘Pearl Jam’, ‘U2’ and also Mark Knopfler. He has done a brilliant job and the songs have come out well.
We had a lot of fun while making ‘Evolve’ and that can be seen in the music too. We hope the audience enjoys it as well,” says Uday.
Regarding the songs, he says they explore the emotional terrain of a person. “I want the listeners to interpret the songs in their own way and enjoy the lyrics. An emotional song is not always sad — it can be perceived in many ways depending on the mood of the listener. The songs essay a number of emotions,” he adds.
Looking at their journey so far, he says it has been rather interesting and incorporates some great, rough and ecstatic moments as well. “It has been full of ups and downs but we have enjoyed making music together,” he says.
He adds that now is the most fertile time for rock music in the country and the youngsters are taking a keen interest in different kinds of music like rock, electronic, jazz or fusion.
“Many talented musicians and singers, who are ready to experiment with their voice and different kinds of music, are coming up. Now is the most fertile time for rock bands and the rock scene looks great,” informs Uday.
Though the City is called the rock capital of the country, he thinks that cities like Delhi and Shillong have a good crowd as well.
“Bangalore has had a mature audience for a long time now and people really enjoy rock music here. There is a huge audience for rock music and good music is always appreciated,” he explains.
Unlike many musicians who are getting into music direction in Bollywood, the singer feels that the band will compose film music only when the director wants the songs to sound like those of the band.
“We don’t have a problem composing for the Hindi film industry. But they should sound like the songs of ‘Indus Creed’. I don’t think we can compose typical Bollywood songs. If the director wants the songs which can be identified with the kind of songs we make, we will gladly do it,” he says.
For now, the band has lots to look forward to like the rock tour across the nation. “We are looking forward to a lot of recordings and want to come up with a few more songs in the coming year. We are excited about the new record and are promoting it throughout the country. We expect to meet a lot of people and interact with them. We are going on a rock tour this month and hope to get a good response to ‘Evolve’. We also hope to get involved in some new productions,” he sums up.