Singer Abhijeet Srivastava talks about the inspiration behind his debut track, Musafir
Although Abhijeet Srivastava was a finalist in popular reality music show Saare Ga ma Pa Lil Champs in 2009 with a following among the TV audience in the country, he didn’t want to rush his career in the industry. Instead of waiting for a chance to sing in the movies, he decided to learn music composition.
“Post the show, I realised that I wanted to take up music professionally. I shifted to Mumbai and studied Sound Engineering and Music Production at The Media Tribe,” recalls the Uttar Pradesh-born singer.
A decade later, the playback singer, who has worked in big projects like Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy and India’s Most Wanted, has released his debut single, Musafir. The three-minute-long melodious track, released on JioSaavn’s Artist Originals (AO), has received about two million views on YouTube, in a couple of weeks since its release. As the name suggests, Abhijeet’s song is about self-exploration and finding oneself in the journey of life. The video also features the artiste taking a break from his job and going on a road trip with beautiful visuals of lush green valleys.
While he is known for his romantic songs based on themes of love and heartbreak, the 19-year-old has experimented with a new idea. “Since it was a collaboration with music producer Illusion Point, we wanted to try something different from what I’ve done in the past for films. He already had a melody in mind and it took us less than a week to write the lyrics and compose it,” he shares.
Going forward, however, Abhijeet wants to be known for fusion music — a blend of Indian melodies and electronic dance music. “That’s the kind of music I’m working on, for my debut EP, which is expected to be out this year,” he says.
Available on JioSaavn. Watch the video here.