With a break from the rigours of deadlines and every day chores, the lockdown, for most individuals, meant extra time with their family members.
That, nonetheless, was not the case with Chennai-based musician Pravin Saivi.
His household left for Singapore on a trip only a week forward of the nation-wide lockdown. “All people turned to their households for consolation. I couldn’t do this,” says the 37-year-old singer.
Pravin turned to music as an alternative. In the previous couple of months, he has most likely been extra productive than earlier than, having churned out 5 singles and having taken half in a tv present as effectively.
His newest single, ‘Vaanam Angey’, releases this night. Underneath 4 minutes, it’s an “Ed Sheeran-like Tamil tune” in response to him. “The tune speaks about unconditional love,” says Pravin, of the only that revolves round two individuals from totally different international locations and a relationship that unfolds through the lockdown.
‘Vaanam Angey’ is particular not as a result of it’s his newest, but additionally as a result of it’s most likely amongst a couple of music movies that Nationwide Award-winning movie editor Praveen KL has labored on. “We [Praveen and I] return a great distance; he edited my very first music video after I was in Singapore. For ‘Vaanam Angey’, I wished him to edit the trailer however when he noticed the rushes, he wished to do your entire tune. Initially, the video led to a sure method, however because of Praveen’s imaginative and prescient, it was minimize otherwise… and appears nice.”
The opposite factor that’s trying nice for the singer is his latest appearances in Star Vijay’s Tremendous Singer: Champion of Champions, a present that introduced him and his colleague Sakthi Amaran collectively after a number of years. “Coming again as a contestant was like rebirth,” says Pravin. The present noticed the duo giving its personal interpretations to a number of hit numbers, “It was nice getting again with Sakthi. We realised how a lot we needed to be taught from one another.”
The best way ahead
The lockdown has seen quite a lot of artists dabbling in impartial music and Pravin shouldn’t be an exception. Aside from the Mohamed Raffee-composed ‘Uruthi Kondu’, a musical tribute to frontline heroes that he put out throughout March, Pravin got here out with ‘Kaargala Megam’ which was accomplished in underneath 24 hours, an English tune titled ‘It’s Okay’ and the ‘Jobless Anthem’, penned by Premgi.
“Tamil impartial music is discovering its technique to listeners by way of the Web. Nonetheless, it needs to be supported by radio channels for it to search out the plenty. I bear in mind a time in Malaysia when there was a rule that each third tune on air wanted to be a non-film monitor. I’m hoping that, that day comes right here quickly.”
He hopes that individuals see him in a distinct mild henceforth and cease stereotyping him as “the man who sings acapella and harmonies”. Pravin did that one final time — on a TV present for a tribute to the late singer SP Balasubrahmanyam — however that will probably be it.
“I’m hanging up my acapella boots,” he declares.
So, what’s subsequent? “Extra music movies and naturally, connecting with audiences.”