"Never Stop Learning" - Shubham Tung

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1. Tell us more about your background and journey.

I, Shubham Tung, am 20-year-old aspiring to join Indian Army and releasing my music albums simultaneously. I had completed my schooling in 2018 and a 6-year diploma in Music. 

Presently, am working extremely hard on both the things, morning and evening I spend on workout and I rehearse in the daytime. Though I love all sports, volleyball is my preference as well as a hobby. I am extremely passionate about singing, I love to listen to songs as well. I love being patient and a good listener to learn more. I believe we should listen patiently to learn more. 

But, I become intolerant if someone triggers me uselessly. I do not belong to a high class or rich family, but I feel grateful for whatever I am. My father is my idol, if I would not become a singer, I hope I can become a filter copy of my dad.

My journey till now wasn’t that easy, I have seen all the ups and downs in my life. Some moments compelled me to quit this dream and my life as well. But my supportive family helped me to overcome these hurdles.

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

I realised my skills or talent after winning Mohd Rafi Award. That was a turning point for me, I got motivated and when I kept winning the memento, I decided to go to the music industry. The starting was very unprecedented, in my 4th standard I used to love and sing one of the most popular songs at home, “Har waqt ghadi badal rahi hai.” 

Then my father must have seen something commendable in my voice as he, on Parents Teacher Meet asked my Music teacher to listen to that song from me. I sang in front of everyone, my fellow mates and teacher appreciated me and started from there only.

3. Who is your favourite artist and why?

Mohammad Rafi sir is my favourite artist because I feel he is very unique. Nobody can conquer him in music. He can sing any type of songs.

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

Before opportunities, I would say never stop learning and listen to every word of your mentor carefully. There are multiple opportunities, as a beginner go and perform in various tournaments and competitions without thinking about the results. 

Apart from this, release your own songs as much as you can. Go out, explore things and do whatever you want, a little or large. Go form live shows even the audience is just a handful. I have seen, the approach works in the reality shows, I have tried though. Never stop trying as we never know what is in our destiny. The most important thing is to create your unique style.

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

I personally feel that it is based on talent to a major extent and talent is inborn, but still, it depends on an individual how passionately and determinately he wants to pursue the things. But that is not enough, training is the important key to polish your skills. Nothing is difficult if you have that zeal to achieve.

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

The one and only advice which I would like to give to all the future and aspiring artists in the maintenance of discipline. Speak less act more. You’ll soar higher if you start learning patiently.

7. Which is your favourite book and why?

Honestly, reading is not my cup of tea. I really don’t read books instead of focus on singing.

Interview by - Himanshi

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