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Interviews |  30 May 2022 11:35 |  By Tolika Yeptho

“My music is constantly changing and evolving, “Currents” EP represents the movement” says Kanika Patawari

MUMBAI: Singer-Songwriter Kanika Patawari drops her new EP 'Currents’. 

The EP includes ‘Khone Do’, ‘Taare’, ‘Baawre’ and ‘Dil Pardesi’, which explore different experiences and emotions that people can relate to. 

During and exclusive interview with Radioandmusic Kanika goes in-depth about her latest EP and her initiative at  MusicRecycle “I started my project MusicRecycle to normalize sustainability in the music industry”. 

The singer also emphasised on her inspiration in Indian music. 

Check the interview below: 

What attracts you or inspires you in Indian Music?

There are so many fascinating things about Indian music! I love taking inspiration from our distinct instruments like the sarangi, bansuri, and the host of percussion sounds we have! But the most captivating part is the melody for me. There’s something so beautiful about the way our melodies move and flow. I love incorporating these aspects into my music.

After Runak Jhunak, what made you come up with the idea of your EP and reason to name it 'Currents'

After Runak Jhunak, I wanted to share more music with my new listeners and felt like just one song wouldn’t be enough. Thanks to the pandemic, I found myself spending my time mostly in India. Inspired by surroundings, most of the music created during this time has been this crossover between my Indian and western identities. This EP has four songs that explore different experiences and emotions that we all can probably relate to. I’ve tried to combine those emotions with more upbeat sounds. Each track has a different mood, similar to changes in water bodies; and that’s why I called it ‘Currents’. I find my music is constantly changing and evolving, and I believe this collection represents this movement.

Talk about the initiative of MusicRecycle, how is your experience until now?

I started my project MusicRecycle to normalize sustainability in the music industry. It has been quite challenging, yet fulfilling to be on this mission. There’s so much work to be done but mindsets are slowly changing and realizing that a change is imperative. We’ve been able to work with some of the biggest names in various parts of the global music industry. We have some exciting projects in the works and look forward to making as much impact as possible.

How would you promote Indian music globally?

Globally, people have really embraced music from different parts of the world. You can see examples of this with Latin music. This shows that people are receptive and appreciate songs from different cultures. Music is not bound to any language or country. At the end of the day, it just comes down to reaching the global audience.

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