June 13, 2022
Many listeners may attest to the phrase “meal for the soul” being used to describe music. It can make you feel better when you’re unhappy, bring back memories, spark creativity, provide energy for a better workout, and help you relax when you’re stressed.
Kiran Rout is a professional playback vocalist, guitarist, and live performer. They have a band called ” YUVA The Band ” that performs live performances all around Odisha and even outside of the state. Apart from that, he enjoys playing various musical instruments and researching various musical genres.
What is your definition of music?
If I had to define music, I’d say it’s a chapter with a lot of pages. Music is everything to me, and I couldn’t live without it. I believe that life would be a mistake if it were not for music.
How long have you been into music and what was the foundation like?
I’ve been interested in music for a long time. Actually, I began singing at the age of three and performed on stage for the first time at the age of five. It’s possible that some things were given to us by God! Then, due to health concerns, I had a break from music for a number of years before returning when I was 13 years old. After that, the trip continues and will continue in the future as well.
Is it difficult to be acknowledged as a musician in the Ollywood industry?
I personally think because of favouritism, as we have seen in practically every profession, it is difficult to be acknowledged as a musician in the current circumstances. Another issue is that both the business and the people of Odisha support those musicians who are already well-known. As a result, young talents are denied opportunities. So I prefer to concentrate on my work and perfection in order to maintain my position at the top without being displaced.
When you initially went into the studio to record your first song, how did you feel?
In 2017, I went into the studio for the first time and recorded my first song. I was nervous that day because there were so many outstanding musicians in the studio for my recording session, and it was also my first time. The recordist and musicians, on the other hand, were really helpful and provided me with numerous advice on how to improve my performance. Finally, I was able to get a good output of my music.
What hurdles did you confront as growing up in this field?
The trip was not simple at all, and I experienced numerous challenges that I was only able to conquer thanks to my hard effort, my parents’ support, and God’s grace. My path was extremely different because I was a good student in school and college, and my father, like every Indian parent, wanted me to be a doctor or an IIT engineer. After my 12th grade, I was set to get accepted into an aeronautical engineering programme when my parents inquired about my goals. Because I intended to pursue a career in music, I told my parents about my plans, and they were really supportive. After that, I was accepted into Utkal University Of Culture’s music degree programme. Then came the real struggle. I gave auditions, participated in different music reality programmes, went to studios to watch the work of great artists and acquire experience, attempted to build new contacts in the music sector, and many other things over the course of three years. During that time, I was attempting to improve myself on a daily basis, and eventually, I was given the opportunity to perform, and happily, it was a hit song. Following that, a slew more songs were released, and the trend is still going strong. I joined YUVA The Band, and together with my YUVA brothers, we put in a lot of effort, and now we’re putting on wonderful shows. Yes, it’s all about the trip, and it’s never-ending.
Finally, I’d like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to participate in this interview, and I would advise people to work hard and pursue their aspirations. Do whatever it is that you enjoy. It’s all about devotion and hard effort.
INTERVIEWED BY- PRISITA DAS