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INTERVIEW: Amar Chotai

Hi Amar, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Fantastic, loving life! 

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Nunca Digas Adios”?

This is a fun, cool and upbeat Latin Pop Song with a Salsa theme, aiming to get people grooving and getting in the mood for Summer.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

I had several ideas a few months back, but was unable to pin down any in particular. I very randomly had a dream about this song with the main tune and lyrics for the chorus. When I woke I immediately recorded the melody on my phone and wrote down the lyrics. Within an hour at my piano I knew I had my next song! It’s just the feeling you get…

Any plans to release a video for the single?

The music teaser video was released on the 8th June. The full music video is releasing on the 22nd June and is looking fantastic! In fact its here now- please watch!

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process in the end was very simple after the dream I had. The recording process was a lot of fun! The Saxophone, Spanish guitar and Spanish percussion were all recorded live. All the musicians were superb, but the guitarist, Tito Heredia, was phenomenal… his fingers worked the guitar like magic! Overall, it was a very successful day!

What made you want to blend Latin music with your Indian roots?

I have always wanted to experiment with Latin music because it has a cool vibe and is very commercial. I’m really glad that I have done it because it shows my versatility. The song has been recorded in a fully Western style, so there is no influence of Indian music in this song. However, in the future there may well be a Bollywood-Latin fusion project 😉

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

New material is on the way. ‘Nunca Digas Adios’ will be followed by another beautiful latin track ‘Seniorita.’

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Late July/early August 2018 hopefully… for the peak of Summer!

Any plans to hit the road?

I do a lot of private concerts. Performing is a huge passion of mine. My next one is on the 30th June in Leicester. I would love to do a big tour one day… hopefully the 2 song releases this Summer will allow that to happen.

What else is happening next in Amar Chotai’s world?

My world is extremely busy… juggling many things at the same time. A lot is happening behind the scenes to make sure that this project is as successful as possible… I’m sure everything else will take care of itself!

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