Artiste Aazin Printer on his undivided love for singing,crowdfunding for his debut album and finding a suitable title for it.
I dont play cricket,I cant recite (John) Keats,and I dont do no rap,but I can sing,and all I want to do is sing,sing my heart out,sing for you babe,sing till I weep,sing till the sun comes up,sing for me,sing for us,and sing till I drop dead. His pledge on Wishberry.in,an online crowd-funding platform,is exactly what Aazin Printer lives by.
Printer was never in a dilemma about what career to take up after he finished high school. He knew he had to be a vocalist,just like his pledge says all he ever wanted to do is sing. As the lead vocalist of Mumbai band Something Relevant for seven years,each performance that rocked a full house audience made Printer fall more deeply in love with the stage.
He says he loves to hide from the world to pour his heart out into writing songs. I am a storyteller when it comes to writing songs. I sing songs about strange dreams that I have had,about characters that I make up in my head and about issues that I feel strongly about, says Printer.
Now,he is busy with a solo project,which he wants to keep under wraps for the time being. I am looking for a new kind of sound. I have been collaborating with many artistes to find out what I am looking for, says the 27-year-old,who will be performing in the city at High Spirits on Wednesday.
With an inclination for doing things differently,he has appealed for crowdfunding for his debut solo album. Crowdfunding is a new concept in India. You have to be worthy of people for them to put their money and trust in you. It was difficult for me since I had left Something Relevant and had to start creating my fanbase from scratch. I had to send personal emails and do a lot of hard work to convince people to consider funding my album, says Printer,who has managed to raise over Rs 3 lakh.
If choosing a career path was no sweat for him,picking a name for his debut album has been a brain-wracking process.
I thought of so many titles that its not even funny. I settled on calling it The Original Mr. Printer and even had a photograph of my grandfather in a sexy pose,but then I chucked that idea. Now,I have come up with,Pavlo the Parsi Pornstar. Its just a random title cause the album is not really about what it is called,it is about my music and my journey of finding my music, says Printer.
Ready to launch a jam room-cum-live recording studio in Mumbai next month,Printer is keen on providing indie bands and solo artistes a venue to perform on a regular basis.