An Insightful Interview with the Artist on Crafting Authentic Stories and Upcoming Projects
Aakash ©️ 2023
Today We Have The Pleasure To Have This Great Artist Here On Goathead!
GH: Hey Aakash! How would you describe yourself as an artist? And how do you think it shows up in your work?
Aakash: Hello there! I consider myself to be a very honest person as well as artist. My music delves into topics that hold a special place in my heart as they reflect on me and my closest friends' experiences growing up together. The teenage experience is not only brief, but it's also incredibly unique. I strive to capture that distinct perspective in my music.
GH: What inspired you to start writing music?
Aakash: In my case, there was no particular factor that suddenly inspired me. I've been writing music since I can remember. My first-ever song titled "Magic" was co-written with my sister when I was six, and she was four years old!
GH: How is your process of songwriting set around?
Aakash: When writing by myself, I tend to start with a concept or a one-liner. I keep a list of these in my notes at all times. The next step for me, whether I am writing alone or co-writing, is usually finding melodies. This comes through improvising on top of a chord progression. I feel like the progression of a song relies heavily on the energy in the room. The most talented people could write the worst song if their energies don't match.
GH: What motivates you to create music and bring awareness to different situations through your songs?
Aakash: I see people who I look up to doing it. Like what I'd consider most artists, I tell a story in every song. I try to express emotions through words and melodies. That's not something I necessarily do to bring awareness to a situation - there's a more self-focused intention behind my music.
GH: Artists often claim to have to experience pain to write good music. What is your stance on this?
Aakash: Songwriting can be a very cathartic experience. I understand what artists mean when they say that, but I don't necessarily agree. It's very possible to put yourself in someone's shoes and write a song with fabricated emotions. I do like the idea of turning your negative emotions or experiences into a work of art though.
GH: Could you share some insights into your next projects?
Aakash: Of course! Besides my latest release, "Deep Breaths," I'm currently finishing up my upcoming EP with Eli Graf titled "If I don't laugh I'll cry," while working on my debut solo EP, which is set to release early next year.