Hyderabad's guitarist Niteesh Kondiparthi talks about his debut EP, Not Worth It
The four-song EP is based on all things in life that aren't worth one's time and efforts - from ex-girlfriends to existential crises.
Musician Niteesh Kondiparthi claims that songwriting comes naturally to him. In fact, he says that it took him just a week to complete writing and initial composing for his first EP. “That’s true. But I don’t say it a lot of times because people tend to have low expectations or assume it was done in a hurry,” says the city-based guitarist. The 22-year-old artiste released his debut EP, Not Worth It, last week and has already been receiving a positive response. Expect a mix of progressive pop and rock, covering everything from ex-girlfriends to existential crises and living in the past.
As the name goes, the four-song EP is based on things in life that aren’t worth one’s time and effort. “I was also going through a rough phase just before the EP happened. One of my long-time friends, who was supposed to be the drummer of our band, left before recording. I thought the EP wasn’t going to happen. When I finally survived it all, I realised that a few things aren’t worth fighting for and giving up on your passion is definitely ‘not worth it’,” shares the mass communication graduate. While the songwriting was done by Niteesh himself, 10 per cent of the final output was improvised during rehearsals and recording, which was spread across four months starting February this year.
Apart from the four English songs that have been released on Bandcamp, the AR Rahman-inspired singer plans to release another single, Kala Chedire, which talks about feeling ambiguous and finding a path. “Kala Chedire is a special song. I think you’re more honest when you express something in your mother tongue. I didn’t want to group it with the other songs, though they were recorded together,” he says.