Being into the Music Niche, I decided to take on interview of an upcoming YouTube sensation “Pratyush Dhiman” known as Pratsofficial over all social media channels. I got this opportunity via my one of a friend who is mutual to him, as he has studied with him in the same place. It was a casual interview where he gave me insights about how he got into this industry and the session went so smooth. Here are the set of questions I asked from him-
- What inspires you to be creative?
Ans: Inspiration comes from various places. Sometimes it can come from watching another artist produce great work. Sometimes it comes from deep inside me what needs to be done in the next produce. I usually get ideas from big names of industry, the way they bring small parts together to build a fine piece of music.
- Can you see your finished piece of music before you start?
Ans: Sometimes yes, Sometimes no. I once wrote a song called “Aziyat” and saw the whole thing out in front of me right away. I had the title, and I knew exactly what I wanted to convey with the melody and the lyrics, as well as with the union of the two. I had to construct the words and the melody around a very precise idea. That’s happened just a few times. Usually, I have a couple of ideas for a starting point, but I make up most of it as I go along, granting myself flexibility for change, so that room can be made for new ideas at any moment.
- What message, if any, do you try to put into your work?
Ans: Be yourself. Don’t try to pretend differently. Try to connect to audience, that’s when I feel like I am on the right track.
- Did you ever find yourself unable to express your creativity to the fullest? What kinds of things stop you?
Ans: Good songs take a lot of time, thought, and focus to compose. They require rewrites, frustrating moments, multiple drafts, and faith in self. It gets really tough to focus in such situations. Sometimes I feel limited by not being able to attempt high pitches, on which I am working on these days.
- Do you feel that you chose your “passion,” or did it choose you?
Ans: Both, I suppose. Like everyone, I got into engineering and while studying I chose to learn how to play guitar and sing without any encouragement from other people to do so. Then, slowly I started experimentation with song writing. I understood that I would, most likely, be writing songs for the rest of my years. I knew that everybody loved music, but I loved it so much that I had to learn how to make it. I chose music. Music chose me.
- Is there any advice you can give to the struggling musicians out there?
Ans: Yes, For sure. I will only say Never ever stop and think that you cannot achieve what you were thinking to achieve, it may come late, but it will surely come which would be worthy of your efforts. We should never stop dreaming, until we actually live our dream.