Vocalist trained in classical and contemporary-folk music since the age of 6. People have described my voice as captivating, mellow with a lot of control. I write, compose, record, mix and master my songs. So for your project, I can weigh in with a broad spectrum of expertise.
I'm an indie/alternative singer-songwriter.
As a vocalist, I have 15 years of experience in classical (Indian Dhrupad) and contemporary-folk music. As a solo artist, I have released my two singles this year at the age of 22 with good reception. I currently am planning to release an EP in the coming months.
As a songwriter, I have always written my own songs. I started assisting in songwriting for local bands, as well as dramas and musicals for schools at the age of 16. I wasn't very good at it in the beginning but gradually it became as easy and as important as breathing to me. I usually write my songs in 15-20 minutes and the rest of my time I dedicate to composing and perfecting it.
For toplining, you can contact me if you're looking for a featured artist for your track or want to collaborate on writing your track.
I also do Vocal Comping, Mixing, Mastering, et cetera and all my tracks are clean and natural sounding.
I believe in a strong feedback system. I love making music and I always give my 100% in every project that I work on. So if you have a vision regarding your track, let me know and I'll be there(for your track)!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Sahil Haque
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on 3 songs so far. The first song that I worked on was called "Fade Away". It was about being distant in love, this is the lyrics- "(verse1)I set alone in the dark In search of an abandoned park, To lay on it's lonely grass. (verse2)To be on the other side Where life is a different tide, Where I can just lay down. (chorus)To be, not to be, I am just tired of this all; Can't you see? You're making a fool out of me, I'm going home I'll just fade away, away (away, away) (verse1)The dullness of the sky, My little paradise, To be safe, that's all I need. (verse2)The radio plays your voice But I hear the static noise, If we're good, I'm gonna dance to it. (chorus)To see, not to see, I can't be told anymore, Can you feel The cold shivers on your skin If I'm not home? If I just fade away, away (away, away) (bridge)The sky is turning dark, And my heart is beating fast, If I fall asleep in the rain Would you wake me up again?"
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on this EP that I plan on releasing through an Italian Record Label soon.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am new here so currently I don't know anybody here, but hopefully I will recommend good musicians soon.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I love the feel of analog but somehow work is definitely faster in digital. I do agree that in certain places analog is irreplacable like in mixing or for making sounds through keyboard.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I'll be completely transparent with everything upfront. I will give my best and will be open for revisions. I'm a really chill guy, so I promise that a client can talk to me about anything and I'll be honest. I'll deliver a quality song wrapped in their ideas, like a creative burrito.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I feel like if I stop writing songs and singing, I would'nt be alive in the mind. It comes natural to me whenever I'm sad or depressed or whenever I'm happy and zealous. So it's an integral part of me, it's not just a job.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask me if I'm good. I always say that I'm better than your ex-songwriter (jokingly) They ask how much time I can take. To which I reply maximum 3 days but depending on the track it can also be within the same day. They ask me about the price. To which I humbly reply that that should've been your first question (again jokingly)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't think there is any misconceptions regardless, things are quite straight-forward.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I first like to know about them in general. Then what their vision regarding their track it. I always ask for a deadline and I like to finish before so that there's always time for revisions.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would say that you should always listen to your gut. You might feel like the best option is always the most expensive but that is not the case. You can find really good singers or songwriters that will sound the best for your track. Intuition is a beautiful trait and it works like a charm in music as well.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My ukulele, an iPad where I can write, a solar charger, good quality headphones, a sound recorder/camera to record how I spend my days and my final message if I die.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started learning classical and contemporary-folk music from when I was six. I was the youngest high achieving student in my state's music school (Rabindra sangeet) but I dropped out after 3 years. Then I started learning Indian classical (Dhrupad) before getting interested in Western music. After that I started writing my own songs and singing at some shows. I moved to Belgrade, Serbia in 2018 to pursue medicine and have released 2 singles.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe it as Indie/Alternative.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I don't have a preference. I believe everyone has the potential to be incredible artists.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I would say that it's an acquired trait to be good in sound production. It takes a lot of curiosity, hands on experience and actual learning. But what's most important is dedication, like if you want it to be done and you don't know how, you'll learn and get it done.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Indie/Alternative songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would have to say my writing. I write strong and I write fast. People were brought to tears with my writings and the same goes for writing songs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Even though I write songs fast, it's mostly because I grab that intensity and pen it down. I started writing songs because I did not know how else I could express my anger, anxiety or sadness. So most of my songs are lyrics heavy. I also tend to be quite emotional connected to my works, so I always give my best even though I'm writing it for someone else.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually write and compose my songs at the same time. I end up with a whole song from 10 minutes to half an hour at max. I do take some time composing it like visualising how I can add other instruments or what instrument I can add. Since I write and compose at the same time, my typical work takes about an hour at max.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's really simple. I have Arturia Minilab Mk2 for music, Logic Pro X on my MacBook Air 2020, Audio Technica AT2020 plus condener mic and Sennheiser Open Back Studio headphones. I have an acoustic guitar, guitalele and my ukulele.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by unique songs and lyrics that make us visualise the artist's thoughts. I absolutely love the works of Billy Joel, Elton John, Simon and Garfunkel and similar singlers. I also love Bon Iver, Tame Impala, Cavetown, Mxmtoon, Cigarettes After Sex and Novo Amor.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have always been an incredible writer. Since, I've been doing it for so many years, I am most comfortable with it. I have written a musical (dialogues) for the whole school drama team overnight and it went on to win an inter-school competition. People have always said to me that I'm good with words and I always describe things in a way that no one else can, so probably that helps me a bit in songwriting as well.