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Fresh New Talent from Assam

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Young Rishav Parashar from Jorhat recently released his EP ‘The Day Awaits’ which you can buy from OkListen website. The EP is about first love, and his fresh compositions will surely win you over. He also plans to perform live starting this March, so keep an eye out for live gig updates on his FB page. We find out more about this talented young singer –

Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born and brought up in Jorhat. I completed my schooling there itself. Now I’m doing my B.A in sociology from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University.

How did you get into music, is anyone in your family associated with music?

I started off with the drums and played with a few bands during my school days. My dad and brother play the guitar so we always had a lot of family jam sessions at home. I learned the guitar watching them play and they were my only teachers. My family has always supported me in every way possible. I guess I’ve been blessed like that.

Tell us a little about your EP ‘The Day Awaits’.

After I learned how to play the guitar, I started composing songs. I wrote the lyrics of the songs when I was in 10th standard. So when I was almost ready with three-four songs, I thought of making an album.

But I wanted someone who could work with me on the songs, so I went ahead and approached the talented Bibhash Buragohain. It took a year and a half for the album to be ready. But because of some hiccups, it took me a while to release it. The album was recorded at Mazumba International Studio and Invigorate Studios.

What are the songs about?

The songs are about a girl who I was in love with when I was young. I tried to portray our journey together, as purely as possible. Every other person goes through heart-break and we all know how alien and lonely it feels. I tried to capture that sense of nostalgia and I hope people will relate to it.

What are you working on now?

I’m collaborating with some artistes from Delhi and working on some singles.

Interesting Fact: The song ‘Wish I Could’ from the album was sung by Rishav’s good friend Aviraj Sharma.

As told to Jadeed Hussain

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