Pranjal Medhi is a vocalist and a composer who serves as the lead vocalist of the Assamese experimental band Daksha. He also won a musical reality show called Jhankar in regional television. He shares that both his father and brother have background in sports and his love for music came from his mother.
He recently released a single called ‘Dashavatar’ based on the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the lyrics for the song have been taken from the Kirton Ghoxaa and the Bhagavat Gita.
You worked with Writam Changkakoti for Dashavataram. Tell us a little about him and why did you approach him?
Writam is one of most talented musicians that I came across. His power of visualizing is unique. Daksha, my band, had worked with him earlier for a song ‘Byosto Xomaaj’ from our album ‘Voice For A Change’. I approached him 5 months back but he was giving his semester exams. So, I waited for him to finish and after that, we started working on Dashavata. It feels great working with such a great human being. I approached Vishal J Singh (Amogh Symphony fame) for the final touch and he mastered it beautifully.
How did you get interested in music?
When I was in my teens, my brother used to bring cassettes for me. Pink Floyd, Jayanta Hazarika, and Lucky Ali were my favourites. Listening to them at such an age can get anyone interested in music without any doubt. But after winning the reality show, I took it more seriously. It made me believe that I can sing.
What is ‘Dashavarar’ about?
‘Dashavatar ‘is a very special project for me. It tells us about the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The lyrics have been taken from Kirton Ghoxa and Bhagavat Gita and composed by me. I started doing research and we are happy that we ended up here.
The main purpose behind this song is to make people understand the essence of Bhagavat Gita and Kirton Ghoxaa (especially the young generation). The initial challenge for me was how to make a song out of a subject with such depth. The composition had to justify the subject. So, I started reading about Lord Vishnu to help me compose ‘Dashavatar’.
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