“I do not know in regards to the movie,” laughs Armaan once we communicate with him, “I’m going to get to know what I’m right here for shortly; and what I’m going to sing will come a lot later. For the time being, all I do know is that Harris sir has approached me to sing a track in Tamil. I’ve been eager to sing for him for a very long time, and it’s lastly taking place. So, I didn’t ask any questions, simply beat it right here pronto. I like it that I sing first after which come to know of the film down right here,” he says.
After we insist on understanding the movie’s identify, he guarantees us that he’ll get us the small print by the top of the interview. He sends a textual content to somebody about that, after which continues, “They like me singing the best way I sing. , in Bollywood, typically, they ask you to alter voice in line with the actor. However we additionally wish to be ourselves typically — and I’m glad that lip-syncing songs are slowly shifting away from movies and montage songs are taking their place. Dance songs are the pattern now, each in south and Bollywood. So, it doesn’t matter who the actor is, we don’t need to modulate our voice. However having stated that, I really feel my voice fits Allu Arjun quite a bit — I sang for him in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo; and in Bollywood, it must be Tiger Shroff.”
However how can one simply sing offhand in one other language? “I’ve been singing songs in a number of south languages, and I’ve by no means had any problem singing completely different languages. I began singing advert jingles in Tamil and Telugu after I was round eight; actually, that’s when my fascination for making an attempt to sing in several languages began. So, after I received into playback singing as an grownup, after all, Bollywood songs had been there, however Kannada and Telugu additionally occurred to me. And now, lastly, Tamil,” Armaan states.
He charges his track for the Vishal-starrer, Paayum Puli, Yaar Intha Muyalkutty, composed by Imman, as among the finest he’s sung in Tamil to this point. “I feel due to the best way the composition had me sing, technique-wise, and the voice modulation concerned, it was a problem, and certainly one of my strongest,” he remembers. “Essentially the most lovely factor down south,” says Armaan, “is that even earlier than the composers method you for a track, they’d have achieved their analysis and background work, listened to the singer’s songs and would have come to the conclusion that you’re the perfect voice for it. They know you may ship, and that offers you the boldness to do the perfect, as a result of like I stated, every part is hard in a Tamil track and also you want a sure ability set with a powerful classical base. So, if you happen to’re a pop music particular person, not formally skilled in classical, you’d discover it robust. Although I don’t get intimidated by south melodies, if I full a track in a day, I really feel I’ve achieved a substantial quantity of labor,” Armaan laughs.
Armaan’s brother, Amaal can also be a singer and music director, and the duo has labored collectively on many movies. “There’s no rivalry, however we do have superb fights within the studio, which everybody is aware of about. He’ll say sing a method, I’ll ask him to alter the composition; after all, there’s pleasant banter, too. However on the finish of the day, when an excellent track comes out of all this, we’re OK. There’s a consolation stage which interprets into the track, and the listener can truly determine that is an Amaal-Armaan track,” says Armaan, who says his 2020 objective is to get extra into indie songs and slot in as a solo artiste, “specializing in doing worldwide music”, he says.
The interview is about to finish, so we ask him, but once more, the identify of the film he’s going to sing for, with Harris. He checks his telephone, and divulges, “The film I’m right here for, it’s yet-to-be titled, and is directed by the duo of JD-Jerry, lyrics are by PA Vijay, and I’m informed the actors are debutants.”