Amrit Ramnath doesn’t go to sleep simply. He lies down — at about 11.30 each evening — however doesn’t fall asleep instantly.
With the occasions of the day behind him, it’s simply him and the universe, and the piercing silence of the darkness outdoors. It’s this golden hour that yields many musical concepts for Amrit.
“I have this habit of keeping a recording device next to me when I’m about to sleep. Sometimes, I even have a musical instrument nearby,” says the 24-year-old Chennai musician.
His newest hit unbiased Tamil observe, ‘Manase’, is the results of one such evening a number of years again, and so are his subsequent three tracks.
‘Manase’, written by lyricist Madhuranthaki and celebrating the thought of self-love, is a straightforward melody with myriad musical detours that has appealed to many, together with celebrities from the music fraternity like Yuvan Shankar Raja, Pradeep Kumar and Sean Roldan.
“’Manase’ is about a conversation between the various voices inside your head that create a lot of chaos, making you lose the ability to see your vision clearly. It is about accepting these voices and embracing it. It’s not a musicians’ song, it’s for everyone,” says Amrit.
While the 24-year-old musician has been doing unbiased tracks for a number of years now, ‘Manase’ might be his first full-scale unbiased music video; the movie has been directed by Ken Royson and choreographed by the staff at The Dancer’s Club. Set in an alternate universe, the stage represents the thoughts, with the protagonist (Amrit Ramnath) surrounded by a number of voices who interact with him. “This journey is captured in the music video,” says Amrit about ‘Manase’, which was blended and mastered by in style movie composer Santhosh Narayanan.
Back to the roots
While rising up, music at all times stuffed the family, he says. Was there strain to stay as much as his mom, Bombay Jayashree’s, identify? “I have never been told to sit and learn music…growing up, I was just always surrounded by music. She (Bombay Jayashree) has taught me music, but she’s first my mother and friend. There has never been any pressure, and that has allowed me to love music.”
His father grew up in Kolkata, so there was additionally Hindustani music within the family. “I was a very diaspora kid. So much that I don’t have much cultural association with my roots…musical roots are all I have,” says Amrit, who additionally skilled underneath the legendary Lalgudi Jayaraman, who prompt that he study Western classical music.
Carnatic music is a big a part of Amrit’s life; he has a live performance lined up in January, the place he’ll carry out alongside his mom for the primary time. Amrit can be seeking to make a mark in movie music and the unbiased music scene. Up subsequent, he has ‘Nee Oli’, a tune that talks about how you place sure relationships on a pedestal, and one other quantity on shifting on that might be shot in Mumbai.
He additionally has a cheeky observe titled ‘Oor Kuruvi’, which tells the imaginary story of a sparrow that goes from one place to a different, gossiping about issues. “I make music that is heavily inspired by my varied musical roots but packaged to suit a contemporary setting. I believe that international audiences will take to it.”