Ipsita Bharali is an up-and-coming artiste from Guwahati who recently released a music video featuring her own rendition of Halfway Up The Hindukush written by Katie Melua. Beautifully shot with soulful vocals, the video brilliantly showcases the potential this young and talented artiste possesses. We talk to Ipsita about the video, and her plans for 2017.
Tell us a little about yourself and how you got interested in music?
I’m just another Alice, trying to find her Wonderland. I am taking little steps in the music industry, where my new video Halfway Up The Hindukush is second in line. My first video Black Velvet got a lot of response from the rock lovers of this region.
I’ve inherited tones and beats from my dad. He has been my guide, motivator throughout. But my mum was the one who would drag me around from music classes to competitions. Music has become an inseparable part of me now.
Do you have a full-time job or are you studying? Do you have plans to pursue music professionally?
I am doing my post graduation in Finance from Gauhati University. Music have always been by my side. So no matter what, I will be taking this along. How wonderful it would be to have two professions.
Tell us about the video for Halfway Up The Hindukush, how was the experience?
The new video was shot near Umium Lake, Meghalaya. The view was breathtaking and we knew we needed to capture the scenes there. It was a great experience to shoot an entire song in one day without any crew to help us. It was tiring, yet felt so nice to see the output. Our friends would not believe that only two people were involved behind the entire production.
What do you like to do in your free time?
The funny thing is that I never get any free time. Its either my classes in Gauhati University or practising for shows. Hoping to get all creative once post graduation is completed
What plans for 2017, musically and otherwise?
As far The Plan is concerned , it is all about shows. I am thinking of doing more live shows. In fact, I am initiating a brand new project with Siddharth Barooa (Lucid Recess). Can’t wait to rock the stage.
Check out the Lucid Recess Studio Facebook page to listen to the song