I am glad to connect with Mr Himanshu Potdar, who is a Music Composer and Lyricist. His journey of various recordings and lyrics has made him the person he is today. He unfolded some experiences with me through this Interview.
What first got you into music?
Answer: All My family members are really good artists. My parents are the ones who noticed the taste of music in me and guided me in every way they could.
Who inspired you to make music?
Answer: I always wondered how lyricists write a new poem or a song and how composers make a new tone every time. I like to listen to new songs and that made me write lyrics and compose new songs.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Answer: I typically create romantic songs. I myself am a happy-go-lucky person and believe in love. So It's really easy for me to write and compose this genre
I have also created devotional songs, Gazals, bhavgeets, sad songs and folk songs.
What is your creative process like?
Answer: If I am the lyricist then I first create a catchy tune and write the lyrics accordingly. It's really easy to ride a bike on a tar road. Tune is like a tar road on which we can write anything.
If someone sends me the lyrics I read them carefully, understand the mood, ask the lyricist what he wants to portray and then compose it.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Answer: I would like to collaborate with Singers like Shreya Ghoshal Ma'am, Sonu Nigam Sir and Shankar Mahadevan Sir and Musicians like Pritam, and Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Answer: It would be for any deserved person who can sing my compositions the way I want.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Answer: Create what you like be it in any profession you are in. Life is nothing without creativity. Try and engage yourself in any creative process. You will never have stress.
What is the most useless talent you have?
Answer: Nothing like useless. Every talent is useful in some way or the other in everyday life.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Answer: Yes, I do, It's the best place where no one judges you.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Answer: I would have been working as an engineer in some company. Of course, doing some creative thing.
Where have you performed?
Answer: I have performed with Pandit Anand Joshi Sir (Son of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshiji) at Solapur and Pune.
Also, have done Marathi Devotional song shows individually at various places in Maharashtra.
What are your favourite and least favourite venues?
Answer: There's nothing like a perfect Venue. I try to make it beautiful with my vocals and it becomes a perfect place with a beautiful audience.
Do you have any upcoming shows?
Answer: Yes, I am in a process of making different packs of songs for every age group.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Answer: It's really handy and you can reach the most with the internet. It has made many people know many hidden gems.
What is your favourite song to perform?
Answer: I like all the songs of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshiji. His songs act as therapy for the mind and pleasure to the ears.
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Answer: I really love music created by Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio. They are really really good at making sad songs. Also the young composer Charlie Puth. He really has created beauty.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever got into?
Answer: Not yet. I don't think I will ever get into it. Everything I do is crystal clear. But still, Life is uncertain. Let's see what happens.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Answer: I was guided by my father. He always told me to learn and do something creative. He also unknowingly taught me the value of people and money in life. So I try to connect with people and earn from my hobbies.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Answer: I would start giving exposure to the deserved ones for my projects.
What’s next for you?
Answer: I am in a process of learning background tracks for movies. Will surely start my work with a short film.
You can visit his channel, to see his latest composition, here are the links :
Subscribe to his Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC49cVZbEpvQURVw35mGrEZg
Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musicography_himanshu/