A collection of anecdotes by individuals, just like us, doing what they love
A vocalist, music director, producer and a recent contestant in India's first English singing reality show, Aditya Narayan describes his ups and downs as a musician
"My journey as a musician began at a very young age and ever since I was in the 8th grade, I knew I'd become a singer. Little did I know, however, that I would end up dabbling in almost every aspect of music ranging from vocals to composition and finally music production.
It was never easy. It still is not. I moved to Bombay because I wanted something more as a musician and because I had always loved this city. When I did move, almost two and a half years ago, I had to struggle not even to meet ends but to just get one job in a month. I persisted and went on and on trying to find work. It finally started coming in when I put double the effort and let whatever little ego I had, out the window.
My work is interesting. It's different everyday and the challenges are immense. Working as an Ad film music director to singing a track for another music director, to suddenly being on India's first English singing reality show, The Stage, then jumping right after into producing a track with Vishal - Shekhar for an upcoming film; yes, that's how my life functions on a daily basis now and I couldn't be happier.
I didn't anticipate half of what I do today and there is so much to learn. The experience is what keeps me going and the high of seeing my music get somehere is what I love. So follow your heart, discover your beat, because life is too short to give up on what you love."
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