Nikhil have release a live performance for favourite ‘Love Is A Liar’, a stand-alone track on 1st June 2018 via East West/Warner Music. Produced by Jonathan Quarmby (Benjamin Clementine – At Least For Now) at London’s storied Rak Studios, the new song showcases Nikhil’s growing talent as both a song-writer and lyricist.
Speaking about ‘Love Is A Liar’, Nikhil says, “It’s really about those patterns we keep falling into in our relationships. When we’re getting out of a toxic relationship we always tell ourselves ‘never again’ – but that resolve somehow seems to be only fleeting – and we find ourselves in the same situations again and again. We’re fools for love, it’s a drug, and it can be painful but we’ll keep doing it… and that’s that.”
There’s putting in the miles and the hours, and digging deep in pursuit of your music. And there’s the graft put in by Nikhil. From Mumbai via offshore gas rigs working as a young geologist (two, one in Japan’s Sea of Okhotsk, the other in the Indian Ocean), Nikhil chose to walk away from the successful career his Goan parents had chosen for him. Returning to his hometown, the clear versatility of his voice landed him a gig singing a widely-heard advertising song. That led to work as a ‘playback singer’ in Bollywood’s multi-billion-rupee industry, voicing the musical numbers for a wide range of major Bollywood films such as Anjaana Anjaani and Queen. Bollywood enabled D’Souza to make a living, and from there – via song-writing stints in Nashville – he came to the UK, and a you-had-to-be-there showcase in the basement of a central London Italian restaurant, before signing to eastwest.