Catching Up with Boota Singh
Welcome to the world of Boota Singh, who recently released his album ‘It Is What It Is’ via Desi Drip Records. We caught up with him to talk about the release and more!
Is music your full-time career? When did you start getting into production? What is your inspiration?
Music is not my full-time career as of right now but that’s the plan. I started production in 2010. I got inspired listening to underground rappers from around Delhi and Chandigarh when I was in India.
Moving on to the new release, tell us a little bit about your latest album?
I was going through a very tough time last year, when I got laid off from my job due to covid, my permits were about to expire in Canada, and I lost a 4-year relationship.
The situation made me feel about the title itself, “It Is What It Is”. This all made me pen down a lot of songs and I filtered the ones which I think people could vibe with.
1. Taare (Shooting Stars)
2. Teri Jo Yaadein (Those Memories)
3. Bepanah (Unconditional) Ft. Mona
4. Illam (Pain Is Destiny)
5. Baato Hi Baato Mein (Conversation)
6. I'm Jaded
7. Dildaariyan (Promises)
8. It Is What It Is
Overall, how happy are you with the tracks that you have done? Does it allow you to experiment and reach different audiences and add more variety to our repertoire?
I’m actually complete with all the tracks I’ve released in this album. It had made me express everything out loud since affording a therapist wasn’t an option. It has definitely made me target a very different variety of audience.
Since Canada, UK and USA is mostly about Punjabi music when it comes to our community, the reason I wanted to do something different. This is something which whole India, Pakistan and people from other more countries could understand everything in terms of language.
Do you feel the Bhangra scene is suffering because producers are, generally, relying too much on their signature sound?
The Bhangra scene is still alive but yes, it has been changing over the time. I’d say our folk sound culture is still surviving but at the rate of 50% because just of the backbones of industry such as Tru Skool, Aman Hayer, Sukshinder Shinda, and the list goes on.
How important is it to experiment with new sounds rather than the regular, favourite traditional bhangra?
Experiment is extremely important in growth and evolution of the sound. It’s even possible to use the same music instruments and manipulate the Bhangra sound with still keeping the traditional feel alive!
Any final words for the SimplyBhangra.com readers?
Simplybhangra.com has been really helpful in getting my music out to the right audience. Starting from the very start isn’t easy as an artist but I definitely recommend Simplybhangra.com for promotions whoever is beginning with their music career!
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