Kathmandu August 19,
Singer and songwriter Neetesh Jung Kunwar has been really busy conquering the corners of Nepal with his music and he has been striking it higher. The tour is going unexpectedly great, (as per his instagram stories) and that he has not missed to express his gratitude to each and everyone involved directly or indirectly throughout the tour so far.
The tour is still on and you might just get chance to see him performing live at your home city. The tour started from the mid-August and that it is to end by this month itself.
Known as a YouTube artist with zero haters, this passionate performer is highly acknowledged for his generosity and responsive dexterity. Sky is the limit for him now, and the irony is down-to-earth is his approach to life.
Sagarmatha Saptahik brings you a conversation with this exceptionally rocking performer, seeking a little time out of his busy schedule to dig deeper on his extraordinary and realistic songwriting, music and perspective
Today’s generation and music
He is one of the trending artists of current time. However, there are a few accusations on today’s artists that the technological advancement has made it easier for them to make music and that they go after the trend and create music accordingly. He opines, “There was a time, when new songs stopped being made. At least artists are there and they are coming up with something new. When there is nothing, there is bunch of opportunities. I also didn’t make music with an estimate to do well. It just has to be relatable. I just wanna do music, that’s all.’’
Neetesh is well known for his relevant lyrics. His songs reflect daily life struggle, irritation, and emotions anyone can relate to. He says, ‘'there is no particular formula to write songs. I take inspiration from conversation, people’s stories, events etc.’’.
Bending to trending?
Neetesh has different say on this. He shares, 'Legend Narayan Gopal did not sing songs as per what the listeners wanted. He introduced his music, people followed it, and stayed on trend then. Trend is something you can’t estimate.’’
Comparing today’s music with old ones
People say the old songs had soul to it and such music are heard even after decades. Neetesh accepts it with an opinion. He thinks every generation has its own essence and beauty to their music. ‘'There’s no hard and fast rule to success. Hard work is hard work. My dad also talks about music of his generation and dubs it the best. Tomorrow, I’ll also say the same thing to upcoming generation.’’
His first ever album releasing in 2019 and its going to be different.
About Nepal Tour
It is his huge dream to go national and reach every corner of the country with his music. ‘'I have only been doing mainstream music till date. So, It will be live and a huge thing for my career development. The main theme is to take my music in every corner of the country.’’ The tour is to start from mid-August and end later the same month. He will traverse ten cities with his music. ‘'I am very excited and looking forward to gain more reach via live performance, expand my music and explore. I had initially thought of going international. Then I realized I will go national first and if that goes international then that will be something worth a pride to me. It’s something I’ll cherish in my old days.’’
(the interview was prior to his tour)
Struggle and motivation
There are lots of struggle moments when he had his disappointing days.Sometimes, when he was singing and playing with all his heart, he didn't even get applause in the end. People were eating momo and chowmein instead. Later, he realized, it was his shortcoming that he couldn't garner the applause. These factors rather motivated him to work harder.
Memorable stage moments:
He explains ‘'When I was performing ‘hamro nepal’ in front of a huge crowd in Australia some 6 months ago, people were singing along. It was a song I wrote staring at my walls. I got so emotional that I was silently weeping. Thank god, I was wearing a spectacle and I could hide it.’’
Motto in life..
He believes, ‘'If you think you're fearless, you have already failed. Fear is the driving factor. The more you take your ego down, the more you step forward.’’
‘Gedai jasto jindagi’
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