Music has helped me in evolving more as a human than musician, says Vivek Verma
Singer and musician Vivek Verma, recently announced his next song 'Aashiyaana', A song from his album, The Homeless Star.
Vivek Verma, known for his single hits such as Mai Aur Tu, Humsafar, and Composing melodies for movies like Sanam Teri Kasam, Teri Meri Kahani From Happy Hardy and Heer etc. has never been sure of anything in life as much as music. It has always been a constant in his life and the rest have been happening in the background. “Since I was a child, music has been my main focus. Rest everything happened on the sidelines,” says Vivek in a Conversation with Asianet News.
He recently announced Aashiyaana, the first song from his album, The Homeless Star. “I have evolved as a musician, But more than that i have evolved as a Human Being. I am not the same person I was when I Joined Bollywood,” he says, adding, “Music is evolving too, so I must experiment. I did a few sad songs, then a few peppy numbers. Now I am looking at other musical genres.”
My Upcoming Singles will be solely based on different colors of Sad-Romantic numbers. He says, “We are also looking at releasing four video songs for the album.” So, how does he go about selecting and finalising his songs? “Firstly, the song has to interest me. I have to listen to it 1,000 times, and only then release it. I don’t get it when people say that the audiences don’t understand and listen to all music. Our job is to present music. If we give them variety, the audience will appreciate it,” he says.
The singer-composer Verma who was also presented the Web Ratna Award by Goverment of India was in Delhi before the Lockdown to perform for a live audience. “Delhi never disappoints. The crowd is so well-behaved and enjoys music in the truest sense,” says Vivek. Considering he has performed across the country, Vivek shares that he does tweak his sets around 10% depending on the place. “We do add a few English songs in the metros. Also, it depends on the venue, if it is in a closed or an open space. Of course, I also spontaneously try and understand the vibe of the audience,” he says.
Having tasted success in the Music Freternity, how does he not let fame get to him and stay grounded? “I am the least talented in my family. So staying grounded hasn’t been difficult (laughs). When I started out my Mother was sceptical, but now she is happy with the way I have grown,” he quips.