Hyderabad's singer Rinky Sharma talks music and lyrics
Her new release, Zindagi, has become one of the crowd’s favourites at a number of her solo gigs.
Rinky Sharma is in a happy space right now, and that is perfectly reflected in the upbeat tune of her debut single, Zindagi. Released recently, the four-minute song reminds you of a 20-year-old, who is trying to make life-changing decisions — maybe both personally and professionally. Although Rinky wrote it just six months ago, the lyrics, she says, are inspired from her initial ‘adulting’ experiences. “The whole idea of questioning destiny and the unpredictably of life forms the theme of the song, which comes from my experiences while growing up,” shares the city-based singer. The upbeat song captures the journey of rediscovering oneself through its lyrics, which majorly talk about destiny and hope. Apart from writing and singing the song, she has also composed the tune and played the guitar for the track.
Simplicity is the key
Rinky has a penchant for mellifluous tunes, which can be felt in her single. Add to that, her honest storytelling method, acoustic guitar lines and cheery vocals. Even before its release, Zindagi became one of the crowd’s favourites at a number of her solo gigs. Rinky admits that she made a conscious effort to keep her lyrics simple. “When I wrote this song, I knew it would connect well with my audience because it’s relatable. People would walk up to me and ask me links to the song. I think that gave me a lot more confidence to release this one first, among all the other tracks I’ve written,” says the self-taught guitarist. However, she confesses that it hasn’t been an easy journey to release a song of her own.
With no professional training and just self-taught music, Rinky spent three years to establish herself as a singer in the city’s live music scene. “When I started off in 2015, there were only a few live music venues, forget original music. For me, it was more about fun and passion than money, which pushed me to perform, irrespective of the income,” says the Nirvana-inspired singer-songwriter. Apart from weekly gigs and music festivals, Rinky also has her second single, Somehow (based on loss and heartbreak), in the pipeline.
Zindagi is available on iTunes and Saavn.