SHUBHAM J – SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND A MUSIC PRODUCER
Shubham J is a Mumbai-based Singer-Songwriter, Music Producer & Performer. His music can be briefly described as Eclectic Guitar-based Pop songs with Strong vocal melodies. He is very Vocal about Normalising Imperfections and the same can be heard in his immersive songwriting skills. He is a TedX Performer and also has produced more than 200 songs to date. His songs talk about Personal Relationships & Mental Health in a Beautiful Way and his 5 track EP “Heer” is an amalgamation of having a Good Time. His recent song “Iltija” was licensed and integrated into a Short Film titled “Written&DirectedBy” starring Akashdeep Arora of FilterCopy that was released on Disney+Hotstar.
His Singles like Keh Bhi Do & Jaane De talk deeply about Personal Relationships & Mental Health. Apart from very serious takes on Music, his 5 track EP Heer is all about having a Good time too. His Single Teri Kami is an Intimate Song that reminds us about Good & Bad Memories with soothing Vibes. His latest Single Kaisa Yeh Raabta is a Song that Empowers Queer Relationship and subtly voices the struggles of a girl who is in love with her same gender.
Here is Shubham J in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.
1) When did your journey as a musician begin?
I remember watching the first season of Indian Idol when I was very young. That was when I felt as if this is something I would really love to do when I grow up. Got enrolled for learning Tabla followed by guitars. And now almost 10 years down the line I’m here writing, producing, composing as well as directing videos for my own songs.
2) Tell us more about your experience as a TedX performer.
I’ve always been very vocal about normalizing imperfections and how one should always stay true to their identity. The folks at TedX were very welcoming as they gravitated towards this ideology. Their platform really helped me reach a wider audience and connect on a very personal level.
3) Which has been your first track?
Apart from the early covers, Chuloon Aasmaan was the first Original song that I ever released. You can still find it on my YouTube channel. It was an interesting time. While my family wanted me to get into engineering there was this emotional turmoil within me as I wanted to pursue music. But then again 4 years later I’m glad I was persistent and now I’m a Mechanical Engineer as well as a full-time musician.
4) Who has been your inspiration?
Justin Bieber was a huge inspiration while I was in high school. But as I matured the music did too. John Mayer with melodies, Jon Bellion with production, Russ with his the whole movement of self-sufficiency has had a huge impact on the music I make and my
life in general.
5) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
To be very honest, I definitely see myself becoming a household name and impacting the life of the masses on a very personal level. That may be via my music and the storytelling aspect of it as well as via the other avenues that I’ll continue to conquer.
6) How would you describe your music?
Songs that cater to everyone irrespective of their social or economical positioning. Art that depicts their everyday stories. A place where they find a home & solace too.
7) Which has been your most memorable project or song?
It would be quite hard to pick one but Teri Kami was definitely a very memorable one. As I was able to have all of my favourite musician friends that I’ve grown up with to perform on it. It felt as if all the pieces of the puzzle fit right in with such ease!
8) Tell us about your latest track.
Kaisa yeh Raabta is something I would cherish for a very long time. I’ve always been very observant of the fact that love exists in all colors. It’s just that we as a human race still haven’t caught up to it as we continue to only hold onto the predetermined norms of society. But even if we still live in denial, it does exist and it’s very beautiful is what I believe. The same can be heard in the lyrics as well as the music video.
9) Share some of your achievements with the magazine.
Apart from being signed with Bigger foundations, performing shows nationwide, and being in the same room with my idols, there is absolutely nothing that brings me more joy than to see my listeners immersing in my songs and making it a part of their own
10) How was life in quarantine?
Life in quarantine has been very productive for me. It gave me an opportunity to go back to the drawing board and figure out exactly why I was pursuing this far-fetched dream and where I wanted this movement to head towards.
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