Making Passion a Career is the Best Possible Thing | Soundarya Jayachandran

By Avilasha Sarmah in Celebrity Interviews 29/03/2019

“Some point in time, it collides, when you do something you love and you can make it a living, I think there’s no better combination than that.”

 

Calling herself fortunate, singer Soundarya Jayachandran calls her journey crazy one. From the outside, it looks like so much has happened. “But when you’re in it, it happens one step at a time.”

 

“Music has always been part of my family. But I am the first in it to, kind of, do it in a professional level.”

 

She talks about how her father who was passionate about music himself when he first got home the guitar, her own musical journey began. It started with her learning to play the guitar, learning Indian Classical Music was the next step. But she never thought she would become a professional musician, it was just like learning a new skill, as a kid.

 

“When I first started, my music was more bluesy, more indie but right now it’s kind of evolved into trap like sounds, very pop.”

 

Talking about the evolution of her music, she says how her very strong roots in Indian Classical Music, as she has a formal education in Carnatic music, subconsciously imbibes itself into her writing. This reflection of education into one’s art is involuntary.

 

She observes how in today’s age, it has become quite common to find people making a living out of their passion, which was not so earlier.

 

“If you tell someone that you do something that has to do with art or anything out of the ordinary, they’ll immediately turn their head.”

 

She questions this demarcation, “At the end of the day this is just another job.”

 

“For me being a rebel would be to stick to what you do irrespective of what you do.” It is not about doing something entirely different but simply doing what you love, regardless.

I am a wanderer who loves to write! Places call out to me and I enjoy making poetry out of moments. Currently – staff writer at Feministaa. Do check out my book – “When the Cuckoo Called”.


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