'Music is very addictive'

'Music is very addictive'

It doesn't take him too long to slip into the mood to sing. No wonder singer Sukhwinder Singh doesn’t look at every new project just as more work.

For, he believes the songs he sings will reach out to people only when he feels what he sings and literally lives out every beat of the song.   

Sukhwinder Singh was born and raised in London. He lived there for most of his life until he moved to India a few years ago.

 He attributes his unique singing style to his exposure to different kinds of genre, especially to world music. “I think my singing style draws its influences from Mexican, Russian and opera music. It helps to mix different styles but I prefer to work on something that is uncomplicated,” Sukhwinder shares. He has sung in almost all languages including Kannada. 

“Although, I can’t speak the language fluently I am no stranger to the world of Kannada cinema and regularly contribute most of the Kannada projects,”he says.
Sukhwinder strayed into the music industry with ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ and notes that most of his songs are dance-based numbers.

He is also popular for ‘Jai Ho’ from the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and some of the other films for which he has sung include Tere Naam, Chak de! India, Om Shanti Om and most recently his songs Marjaani from Billu and Satakle from Happy New Year have topped the music charts.

The song, Happy Budday from Kill Dil has already caught on with a lot of people, prior to its release on November 14. He recollects that his song in Haider had 30 to 40 singers lending their voice to the background music. “I believe in live recording of music,” he adds. 

Unlike a lot of other musicians, Sukhwinder says his inspiration is music itself, “Music is very addictive. There’s so much to learn and as far as I am concerned there’s no end to experimenting with new sounds,” he states.    

He has also tried his hand at acting but he firmly believes that the two can’t be clubbed. He plays an interesting role in yet to be released ‘Z-Plus.’ “It’s a neatly written script about how evasive truth can be. For me, the scripts that I sign must be as interesting as the music projects that I get,” he signs off.    

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