Amit Trivedi, the originator of a new trend in the Bollywood music industry
Music maestro Amit Trivedi in a freewheeling chat says that the one thing most about being a musician is the idea of creating something from nothing to a full-blown good piece of sound…
One of the most in-demand music composer Amit Trivedi continues to break new grounds in blending genres, bringing in fresh new voices and being the originator of a totally new trend in the Bollywood music industry. Along with composing he is a renowned singer and lyricist. Known for his distinct compositions and his series of hit Bollywood Songs, Amit Trivedi has composed music for the movies such as 'Dev D', 'English Vinglish', 'Queen', 'Shaandar', 'Bombay Velvet', 'Udta Punjab', 'Dear Zindagi', 'Secret Superstar', 'Bhavesh Joshi Superhero', 'Fanney Khan', 'Helicopter Eela', 'Kedarnath', 'Manmarziyan', 'Andhadhun' amongst others...
Recognitions and appreciation have come in the form of accolades won at the National Award, Film fare, GIMA, Mirchi Music Award and Screen Awards, etc. He was featured in Coke Studio on MTV Season 2, 3 and 4. 'MTV Unplugged' episode of 2017 was highly appreciated were he took a total twist on his own songs.
He has carried forward his mainstream media to the live arena known as #ItsAmitTrivediLive, where he along with his team of talented musicians have toured performing around the country.
One of India's finest music composers and the torchbearer of the new generation Indian music scenario Amit Trivedi came up with his dream project Indradhanush, which is based on the concept of a rainbow, where each colour would be representing a mood and an emotion. They would be representing each colour to one aspect, like nature, womanhood, love, etc, and performing each song relevant to that.
Amit Trivedi recently performed in the 'OnePlus Music Festival' in Mumbai. Ahead of the performance, which was on November 16, he speaks about the event, stint in the music world and more…
Excerpts from an interview:
What are your expectations from OnePlus Music Festival?
The OnePlus Music Festival will see artists from different genres, different walks of life come together and create a musical experience which is an amazing thing. For the first time, people who play different genres of music will be performing together and sharing the same stage. I have seen Katy Perry perform and she is phenomenal, so I am definitely very excited and am really looking forward to this event.
Are you planning to roll out any new track in the event?
Interesting idea, maybe I'll think about it.
What do you enjoy most about being a musician?
The idea of creating something from nothing to a full-blown good piece of sound and music makes the process so magical and beautiful.
What are three things you look for when you see an artist play live?
I'm not looking for anything specific. Just to enjoy the performance and have fun. Maybe even be inspired by it.
If you didn't become a musician what would you be doing right now?
Never thought about it. Maybe sports.
Which is the best song you have ever released and why?
Can't pick one, all are my favourite.
What kind of music do you listen to today?
It depends on my mood and varies from artist to artist, but I listen to every kind of music out there.
What is your favourite song to belt out at the bar/in the car/for karaoke?
Any of the retro classics from the 60s and 70s.
What are your future projects?
I have a few projects I am working on. But too soon to talk about it.