From Ishq Wala Love to Jiya Re, Nainowale Ne and Nachi Nachi, to name a few, Neeti Mohan made the audience fall in love with her voice. He recently collaborated with National Award winner Arun Shankar on one entitled, Hum. In a quick conversation, he talks about his song, his music, his inspiration in the industry and more
How is Hum different from the previous songs you sang?
It is my first collaboration with Arun Shankar and Grammy-winning Ricky Kej. The song is about bringing change to people’s minds and shows how the past 2020 has gone.
What connects you to the song?
Words, meanings, and purposes are very pure. I feel like there are few songs like this and we can’t make such songs in movies.
Can you talk about your relationship with Arun Shankar?
I didn’t know he could rape so well, I just knew he was a film director, a writer, an actor, and a musician, but when I heard him say rap I was impressed because he has so many beautiful words in this song. I think he is extremely talented and follows his heart. and I love his ability.
How would you describe the music you created in general?
In addition to creating music, I create songs and I feel that I have the opportunity and the gift of being able to sing in different languages, produce different tones, sing a happy song, a sad song and jazz etc. I feel with my voice that I can create different sounds and enjoy my music.
How do you see the internet impacting the music business?
It has changed the whole situation. Thanks to streaming, and the digital impact, music is now available on every platform and in everyone, everywhere, all over the world.
What will be the new styles in the music industry this year?
I think it will continue with a lot of music by independent artists.
What is your musical inspiration?
My first inspiration will be Lata ji because I have been listening to her since childhood and I still listen to her and feel like there is no one like her in terms of technology and skills. Mr AR Rahman sir also encourages me.
How can you rate yourself as an artist?
I can call them diversity because I can switch from one genre to another quickly. I have always enjoyed a variety of singing, be it bhajans or jazz or dance number.
By making so many remakes, do you think we are really losing?
I feel like nothing compares to the original music. Remakes made even before that. If there is a moment in the remake film, we do that.