Singer-composer-lyricist Baba Sehgal discusses his lockdown releases and determination to stay afloat during life’s lowest phases
Baba Sehgal thrives on the love of his on-line neighborhood of followers. Recognized for a penchant to reinvent himself consistently, Baba — whose actual title is Harjeet Singh, and who is thought for his Nineteen Nineties Hindi rap numbers interspersed with humorous traces (Keep in mind ‘Manjula, Manjula?’) — has had a three-decade-long profession within the music business. Suffice to say, it has been a curler coaster journey however the singer-composer-lyricist has learnt to adapt and survive while remaining prolific.
Among the many 20 songs that Baba has launched since March 2020, ‘Namaste’, ‘Corona Go Go’, ‘Kela Khao’ and ‘Shining Tera Daant Hai’ have struck a humorous chord. His songs have generated 25 million views mixed during lockdown; the newest observe— a farewell music for — ‘Ramba Ho’ places listeners in a very good temper with its optimistic message. “It (‘Ramba Ho’) is a time period to be joyful and never quit. Many individuals have been hit laborious due to the pandemic… however be hopeful of 2021. It’s all within the notion,” he says.
In actual fact ‘By no means Give Up’ has been his life’s mantra. Baba’s profession has been via many ups and downs however he continued to make music. “Even after I hit all-time low, I believed that there’s gentle on the finish of the tunnel,” he addsBaba incorporates the idioms and phrases that he follows in his songs. One in all his songs ‘Why am I so attractive, attractive, attractive? Sheesha rakho saamne, Dekho apne aapko, Smile karke poochlo, Apne darling ke baap ko, Why am I so attractive attractive attractive is a music to increase one’s vanity and consider ‘Each one is nice in their very own means so don’t evaluate.’
Edited excerpts from an e-mail interview:
Carving a distinct segment for oneself as an impartial artiste within the music business is troublesome, particularly for over three many years…
It’s not straightforward to stay related on this business and that too for an impartial artiste like me. I keep in mind coming to Bombay in 1990 with the dream of changing into (possibly) 1% of Kishore Kumar. I’ve been blessed and am fortunate to have established my id as a rapper/artiste. Social media helps me join with my followers.
Your profession has seen many highs and lows…
Ups and downs are a part of life. Good or dangerous instances, I’ve at all times believed in God. After a low part, I’ve at all times come out stronger. Regardless of COVID-19 in 2020, I used to be busy doing my songs and model endorsements so I used to be fortunate. However I’m positive 2021 goes to be rocking for everybody within the business.
Many younger artistes have taken to rap. Your feedback?
I’ve at all times appreciated newcomers developing with raps. However then solely those that are doing unique music will survive.
Inform us about your inventive course of.
I believe God has been very variety to me. After I make my songs, I consider the title first after which get into the making zone.
You share a particular join with Hyderabad.
I’ve been a playback singer within the South, significantly in Telugu movie business, for the previous 15 years and have rendered greater than 100 movie songs to date. They name me ‘Energy singer’ there. So Hyderabad could be very shut to my coronary heart.
Do you observe a health routine?
I give quite a lot of significance to health and it feels good when somebody compliments you for the seems and magnificence. I strive to even encourage individuals to observe a health routine via my movies on Instagram and Fb.
Any new tasks?
I don’t plan something in life… I drift.