Mumbai, March 5 (IANS): Making his Bollywood singing debut with “Pappu Can’t Dance Sala” in 2008 for the movie “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa”, singer Benny Dayal has sung songs in various film industries in over eight languages and has expanded his horizon as an indie-pop artist.
The singer says finding the balance between film music and indie is not a challenge for him as each genre finds its own audience and as an artist he is solely focused on creating.
While the mainstream music market is mostly dominated by film music, whether on radio or TV, when asked about the challenge, Benny told IANS: “I think it has everything to to do with finding balance. I love both space. Especially now that audio streaming platforms like Spotify, Ganna and many more exist where we listen to music all the time, indie music is thriving. There’s so much exposure that we have as artists, we learn every week about the reach of our songs and that’s instant validation for us.”
He added, “When it comes to film music, I always have two versions. One I sing in the studio, the other I perform live.”
Over the weekend, he performed at ‘Mahindra Open Drive 2022’ in Pune and according to Benny, performing live in front of such a cheery audience is the best high. Apart from him, music groups like “When Chai Met Toast”, solo artists like Kamakshi Khanna and Raghav Meattle also performed on stage.
“That’s why with my band I change the sound of a Bollywood song and create something new. I tend to change the instrumental arrangement so that it sounds like a new song You see, in a live concert, I want our audience to sing along with me. Since they know the lyrics of the song, they can sing, the instrumental part is the surprise for them, which they dance to! This madness happens during a live concert,” Benny signed off.