Enthusiastic about music

Enthusiastic about music

For many youngsters in the City, there’s nothing that can calm them down or excite them the way music does.

   The power of this art form is undeniable — music means different things to
different people, but its hold over the youth can’t go unnoticed.

   And the industry too has grown over time, giving aspiring musicians a space
to perform and connect with the crowd.

   This is especially the case thanks to online platforms like YouTube and Facebook.
   Metrolife speaks to a few musicians to find out about their hopes, aspirations
and what music means to them.

“I was four years old when I started singing and my first song was Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ ” says Chiara Prabhu, a student of Christ University.

   “That feeling you get before you perform is incredible. Before stepping in to the stage, my adrenaline is pumping and I get butterflies in my stomach. I feel like I’m in my element and nothing can come in my way,” she adds.

Her passion empowers her to break boundaries. “I’m definitely considering a career in music because it is a part of me and always will be. I want to do something I love, even if it means taking a huge risk,” she says.

   She has had several platforms to showcase her talent. “I do co­v­ers and put them up on YouTube. It’s a good platform for criticism and many people do enjoy my music. I also do jingles for the radio and I perform at college events,” says a hopeful Chiara, who also plays the piano.

Earl Gracias, a student, is also a singer. He says, “My interest in music started at
the age of 12. I learnt how to play the guitar and that’s when I started singing.”

   This ‘Eagles’ fan writes his own songs and though music isn’t his chosen career path, he finds escape through it.

   “Music is simply a hobby for me. Playing and producing music takes me to a different place,” he says, adding that although it might not be his first option for a career, it’s something he might turn to later in life.

   Enthusiastic about his music, he knows that success or failure won’t change his
attitude towards it. “I wrote a song called ‘Rewind’ and it talks about giving yourself
a second chance at getting things right,” says Earl, who hopes to broadcast it soon.
Sarfaraz Khan, an engineering student, enjoys beatboxing. He says “I started three years ago. When it comes to beatboxing, the most important thing is
practice.”

   He perceives this as a unique talent. “Today, there are many beatboxers. For
me, it’s about expressing myself with music. I don’t need an instrument to make music,” he says.

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