Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Tell Me”?
‘Tell Me’ is the beginning of a new era for me. There is a lot of deep metaphorical meaning to this song most of which is personal but every song I do is an expression of myself and how I feel at that point in time. This song is more about me feeling a bit more free inside. Writing ‘Tell Me’ has made me feel free from shackles which were keeping me down and restricted!
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
It wasn’t a particular event as such, it was more of an evolving state of consciousness that occurred over a period of months. There would be times where I would wake up in the middle of the night with lyrics and melodies in my head and I would walk straight into my home studio and capture it.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
The filming process was an exciting and interesting experience, it required me to push my boundaries as I had never held one snake let alone have three snakes all wrapped around me.
The video was carefully directed to ensure all of my visions were incorporated with it.
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording and writing process occurred through a period of months bit by bit. I loved every moment of it. Refining it piece by piece and having the luxury of a timeless deadline to go with it. There were a lot of late night sessions, it’s amazing the inspiration you can get during the night.
What role does London play in your music?
London is my home and my birthplace, it gave me an incredibly diverse upbringing which exposed me to so much, for which I’m incredibly thankful.
The diversity seen throughout the city has given me the freedom and confidence to explore music in my own way!
How do you go on balancing your mainstream pop roots with Indian and other culture influences?
I find it so easy it’s something that comes naturally to me. I don’t think, I just feel and replicate. The more I hear and expose myself to both Eastern and Western music the better I feel about mixing the two. Tell Me is a perfect example, It’s a Western Pop song however Indian elements and Instruments have been used within the song to elevate it making it that bit more exciting and interesting.
How your background on Martial Arts does influences your music or yourself as an artist?
In a big way, it’s given me the discipline to walk this path in a structured way, to ensure I fit everything in and above all to never ever give up or say I can’t do it. Those words didn’t exist in my upbringing as my father is also a martial arts instructor. The importance of resilience and determination has been instilled in me from a young age.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes, I already have a few songs lined up ready to release and possibly a few collaborations along the way with some interesting characters.
The production is smooth but never rushed.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
My next song is called ‘Far Away’. There is no release date yet but go follow me on Instagram to be the first to see promo clips along with the release date when it is ready. @amrit.ghatore
Any plans to hit the road?
I have plans to in the near future but for now, I am concentrating on my next release.
What else is happening next in Amrit’s world?
I will be recording my new music video alongside teaching at an international karate seminar followed by a few fashion shoots for a designer called Gloria Melani.