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News |  16 Jun 2015 20:56 |  By RnMTeam

More of 'Bollytronica' by Sherrin Varghese is on the way

MUMBAI: From being the heartthrob for millions of girls in the early 2000’s to wandering in the wilderness while exploring new music genres, singer/DJ/actor Sherrin Varghese, has had a rather eventful journey. Even though the ex-Band of Boys member misses his band, he has continued to pursue his solo musical dream. Recently, he unveiled his single ‘Baadal’, which will be followed by many more singles in the future, he revealed. His next release will be a bi-lingual, English and Malayalam track, which will be unveiled in July.

The track ‘Baadal’, composed and produced by Varghese, had Dabboo penning the lyrics. The DOP of the video is Katherin Wermke (Barcelona) and Christopher Krolak (Poland). Talking to Radioandmusic.com, Varghese said, “The track was filmed in Kerala. Most of the footage in the video was shot by me over a period of seven years.” Varghese revealed that he plans to use all the raw footage from his gigs and adventures in his other music videos.

He said, “All the singles will have music videos. In order to cater to my Malayali fans across the globe, I recorded singles in Malayalam as well.” Varghese built his fan base in Kerala after featuring in Kerala’s version of Bigg Boss- Malayalee House. Today, he has become a popular name in the film industry down South, for his role as a baddie. “My bald look and my tattoos- I believe is the reason, I am offered antagonist roles,” Varghese chuckled. His upcoming film is Lijo Jose Pellissery’ s ‘Double Barrel’ which features names like Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indrajith Sukumaran and Arya among others, and Varghese will play a Russian bad boy in the film.

Talking about his journey once his band dissolved, Varghese said he went out in search for his own sound and style. After years of R&D, he named his style of music ‘Bollytronica’. He has made peace with the fact that change in music industry has killed his band. However, he hopes that one day he will unite with his band. He recently had his wish come true, albeit for a one-off gig, where the Band of Boys performed at blueFROG Mumbai.

On his music style, Varghese explained that ‘Bollytronica’ is mix of dance music and vocals, and he believes that it is important for artistes to change with time and make their music available for everyone. “I am flexible with my voice which is why it is easy for me to spin and sing at the same time,” he said and cited Karsh Kale, Midival Punditz and Papon, as his influences.

Varghese showed despair for labels in the country who he believes “never believed in his band.” There is bad blood between the singer and two specific record companies in particular. “Pop Culture was booming, so two labels decided to come and kill Pop culture as they were worried it would take over Bollywood. Television channels were covered only by Bollywood. I am happy that is not the case now. With MTV Indies in picture, musicians have a platform to play their music.” He further confessed, “I have a serious bone of contention with the labels.”

For his new singles, he has no label promoting him, but has partnered with Artist Aloud and Culture Machine. “Today, technology has made it easy to reach out to your fans anywhere around the world without having to depend on a label company.”