"Music Is a Language Where We Express Our Emotions" - Jessica Lynn

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1. Tell us more about your background and journey.

When I was in the 10th grade, that the time every student is pressurized. I being an average student was difficult for me to cope with the things going on at that time. My parents used to tell me “This is your crucial part of your life” and I used music to escape.

That the time I realized that so much of untold emotions was in a song that couldn’t be described in words. And that’s the time I got my passion for singing.


2. When did you first decide you wanted to pursue music and how did you start?

I have never thought of taking music as a career.  However I started singing in an App called ‘Star Maker’ where I was just a beginner and had no knowledge. Little by little I started doing self-learning and YouTube classes.

Later I even got Guitar and Violin lesson. And as the time went my friend who’s a music composer used to get my vocal samples every now and then.


3. Who is your favorite singer and why?

I’d say my favorite singer and Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, because his voice and music is a drug. His voice could speak any emotion which I could connect with. He is not only a singer he is a singer he is a very famous an Indian film score and soundtrack composer and singer-songwriter.

He predominantly scores music for Tamil films. Considered a versatile composer, he is particularly known for his use of Western music elements and often credited with having introduced hip hop to the Tamil film and music industry and started the "era of remixes" in Tamil Nadu

Yuvan has won two Film fare Awards, four Vijay Awards and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. His notable works have led him the honorific nickname "Youth Icon".

Within a span of 23 years, Yuvan has worked on over 100 films. He is the most elite versatile singer I have ever known. Aside from scoring film music and soundtracks, he also produces personal music albums from time to time. In 2010, he joined hands with former President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam for a grand music video album titled "Song of Youth".


4. Can you throw some light on opportunities one gets as a singer?

It’s not only that if you have a singing background only then you might get an opportunity. It’s all about you persuading your dream. Push hard and you’ll get it. Compared to previous generations, music is a far more economically stable field today. 

While there are many opportunities within music itself, a vocalist is one of the most important individuals involved. With the advent of technology and diversity of media, a singer or vocalist has many career options these days.

The salaries and packages for singers can be very high compared to many other industries. But before thinking about the money, I would advise singers to work on their talent and look for quality opportunities besides just looking at the monetary benefits.


5. Is format training required or can one train themselves purely on the basis of talent?

According to me it’s fully based on talent and interest. When you’re totally into it there’s no coming back.


6. What piece of advice would you like to give to future and aspiring artists?

Music is a language that anyone could speak where we express our emotions. Do what your heart tells you to do and explore the language. There may be a lot of people criticizing you and demotivating you it’s all about our willpower.


7. Which is your favorite book and why?

My most favorite book is “Music, Language and the Brain”. This book is my favorite because this book is a fabulous guide to what can sometimes be an inaccessible body of literature. Although popular books on this subject abound, Patel has provided an up-to-date and authoritative academic treatment...Music, Language, and the Brain is an impressive feat of scholarship and comes highly recommended.

This book will be required reading for specialists, and interesting and informative reading for everyone. It manages to combine remarkable breadth of coverage with genuine depth of understanding, and it's clearly and elegantly written. 

The author has a clear point of view and wants to get it across to other researchers, but never lets that get in the way of the book's more fundamental goal of putting the latest research within the reach of the interested non-specialist reader.

What is great about this volume is that it provides an all-in-one compendium of a huge amount of information, nicely organized, with appropriate illustrations, and lavishly referenced throughout...Overall, this is a highly recommended read. It is stimulating and wide-ranging and contains material that readers of many backgrounds and levels will find interesting.

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"Music Is a Language Where We Express Our Emotions" - Jessica Lynn "Music Is a Language Where We Express Our Emotions" - Jessica Lynn Reviewed by Shathika_Neevisha on June 24, 2020 Rating: 5

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