While he is originally from Indore, composer Osho Jain has been based in Mumbai for over five years. He says that performing in the city is special. “Whenever I play in Mumbai everything feels easy, it is like home. There are faces that I keep seeing again and again in every show. It is very relaxing,” he shares.
The indie artist has a loyal fan base, courtesy of her genre-bending tracks. While many find solace in his music, he finds it on stage. “I’ve always been more of a performer rather than a recording artist,” he says, as he talks about performing on stage. “For me, it’s important to create that connection with the audience. People can listen to the music online but once they’re there for your live performance, they’re going to be with you at the end. And that’s what I try to do. I feel like I feel like I am in a cloud. I am with each one of them. I want to be as close to them as possible.’
For others, ticket sales may be a measure of a successful performance, however for Jain it is an out-of-body experience. “When you have a good show, there are moments – or sometimes the whole show is full of those moments – when you are just looking at things from an outside perspective. When you are working, this beautiful thing is happening and then suddenly you are back in your body. These are subtle moments, but I really crave them,” the my self The singer tells.
The 27-year-old lyricist says he often looks for meaning and depth in everything, be it a stage performance or a song. This is one of the reasons why he has kept a distance from commercial music as well. “For me, it’s more about energy. I’m not doing music just to be famous. For me it’s accepting myself. So I don’t do much shows and stuff. I work on something that Don’t want to do something that is just for commercial. There should be some kind of emotion and depth in it. What’s the point in making the song look like a product?” he shares.
While one of the reasons behind his indifference towards commercial music is that he finds it “too weird”. “I made demos for some projects and worked on them for almost a year. Later things didn’t work out. The sad thing is they (producers) don’t give you any amount for those demos. I don’t like those hardcore singers. Feel bad for those who don’t even get paid for singing songs. Singers who are on top and doing commercial music, they must raise their voice and talk openly about these things. Commercial music scene is so weird And there are no proper guidelines. So, I think it is better to make my own. Then if people want, they can take your music in their films.’
Watch it live:
When: March 26
Time: 12 noon onwards
Where: Bayview Lawns, Mazgaon