Right now I am collaborating with an Indian rapper, and our music video is releasing close to Dashain.
Many artists wait for Dashain for the release of their project. It could be a trend, superstition, or a business decision, but my decision to release the new video now is just a coincidence.
I never have plans for any Dashain, but the music industry owes a lot to this grand festival and vice-versa.
After Dashain, Nepali hip-hop will have three reality shows. Aspiring rappers can relax and prepare in this period. This festival always gives us positive vibes, which is a must for any artist. Good vibes in turn help us prepare beautiful lyrics.
Dashain has given us a handful of iconic and evergreen songs. This time too, hopefully, we will see something similar.
Covid-19 has affected all sectors, and the music industry is no exception. Yet we have seen plenty of songs and music videos released during the pandemic. Even during the lockdown, our industry was progressing. Dashain will of course give birth to several great works of music.
Technically, the Nepali music industry has grown a lot in the past few years. Many solo artists have their personal recording studios, which helps them create music on their own. Because of this, we have seen a handful of songs released during the pandemic too. Yet it was difficult to record music videos as shooting had to a virtual standstill. Now, with the Dashain’s arrival, I expect a boom in music videos, which will be good news for everyone.
People need to relax and there is no quicker way to do so than through music. For every situation we find ourselves in, we can find a related song and it helps us cope a lot. The main vibe of Dashain comes from the festive songs. Rap music also has plenty of Dashain-Tihar songs with a decent fan base. Moreover, rap is regarded as a genre that encompasses contemporary stuff, so in this Dashain also, we will get the music in keeping with our new reality.
The society has all kinds of people, including those who try to spread misinformation during these festive times. Music has also been used for those purposes: to create mistrust and disturb social harmony. As most artists like to spend time with their family during Dashain, we hope they will all come up with inspiring and socially acceptable songs.
Lastly, I wish kids and teenagers get to perform more music during Deusi and Bhailo. I will be happier if they rap, for these initiatives will greatly help with the development of our future stars. They can take Dashain and Tihar as an opportunity to learn and shine.