"Don't Settle for Anything Less Than Perfect for You" - Vrishbhanvi Singh

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1. Tell us more about your background and journey.

I'm Vrishbhanvi Singh and my nickname is Shavy. So combining the Shavy with the Singh gave birth to Shavysings. I'm a 16-year-old school student. I've always loved singing! From casual jam sessions with friends and family to school competitions.

I posted a cover of Wish you were gay by Billie Eilish on my profile when suddenly, my sister texted me that she already has a page ready and I need to start with this today. It was all so spontaneous! Then the love I received was overwhelming so I couldn't stop myself from doing this.

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

I never really "decided". It's just a matter of pursuing something you love wholeheartedly. I've always loved singing from reciting nursery rhymes to covering Adele in the school bus, I felt comfortable and it felt right. And then it just keeps getting better.

3. Who is your favourite artist and why?

It's super difficult for me to pick one. But If I really have to, I guess Adele is someone who makes me want to do something better every day. And I've always been restricted to western vocal, but Lisa Mishra and her voice made me want to try Hindi as well. And that's when I branched out to Hindi too! So yeah, these two artists really make me want to push my limits even more.

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

It's hard work mostly. Opportunities don't knock on your door. You have to work for them. Consistency and the urge to get better is what drives me. I've started small, but I try my best to push myself and grab the opportunities that come in the way. No work is too small and no contribution goes to waste. So baby steps are the key.

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

For beginners, the desire is what all it takes. But eventually, training is important. There are some absolute gems who have achieved wonders without training. But training polishes and enhances the work. So if you're putting so much energy into something, why not do it absolutely perfectly?

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

Do it because you want to. Not for the clout. Not because someone thinks you can do it. A little push from others is important yes. If you're not happy, it's not your cup of tea. But at the same time,  if you love it and it makes you happy, then no matter what people say, keep doing it. Train yourself, seek professional help and you'll get there. Don't settle for anything less than perfect for you.

7. Which is your favourite book and why?

I'm not exactly a fan of books. But I read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and a piece of it stayed with me. I guess because of it, I don't take my privilege for granted and try to share my bit, as much as I can right now.

Interview by - Suhani Mangleek

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