The music industry is yet to fully revive from the adverse effects of pandemic, and the stagnant live scene is taking a toll not only financially, but creatively as well. And composer-singer Vishal Mishra agrees to it admitting he himself is struggling to stay creative.
“Everything is challenging and it’s not just about concerts not being there. It’s more of a mental lockdown rather than physical. So, when you’re trying to do anything creative, it’s a different space altogether. You’ve to shift outside the negativity, which is hard,” he confesses.
Opening up about his biggest challenge, the Kaise Hua (Kabir Singh , 2019) and Selfish (Race 3, 2018) hitmaker shares it’s not being able to get out of his comfort zone.
“There’s so much negativity all around. So,if you want to write a love song, it’s really difficult because you’ve your imaginative reality taking over the reality that’s there in the world right now. So, to be creative in your imagination and write a song about love is a tough thing to do,” he explains.
Mishra, who recently came out with a romantic song, Tumse Pyaar Hai, lauds the efforts of the musicians, who have infused a touch of romance and positivity in their creations through the times of crisis.
“Anyone who has done this in the past two years is as good as a frontline worker, I feel… because you’re actually doing it for the people. It’s difficult to be creatively blissful at this point of time,” laments the singer, who embarked on his musical journey through a reality show.
In fact, Mishra notes that he himself has been trying his best to entertain people, and leave behind a positive impact through his work.
“From the last lockdown to now, whatever I released, the kind of love and appreciation that my work has got, helped me. It gives me inspiration to make (more) music. That’s why I hope I keep entertaining people and keep giving them positivity in these times of negativity,” he concludes.