Lyricist & composer Kunaal Vermaa is using his quarantine days in the listening and exploring stories of normal life that a common man lives. An artist always wants to create something new, to which he says,”The main reason you connect with the song are the unique stories and thoughts in normal lives of common people. I am interpretating such kind of stories I have seen and heard from people, from past to present and trying to make them alive in my lyrics.”
Determination in struggle write new stories. Such is the life of Kunaal who was working in a photocopy agency where he learnt digital designing. But music was his call, so leaving that behind he has given some of the best and evergreen songs to Indian music industry. His first ever musical venture with Bhatt camp along with Ami Mishra was the song ‘Hasi Ban Gaye’ changed the stories forever and bollywood got introduced to an eternal artistry. Infact, present day’s pop sensation Neha Kakkar had started her YouTube journey with her rendition of ‘Hasi Ban Gaye’.
However, it wasn’t a cake walk yet after the biggest musical hit of the year. “Even after ‘Hasi’, I was not getting much approach from the industry. It continued for one year and I went back to Rajasthan. However, a close friend of mine convinced me to go back to Bombay, to the music. From then, there is no looking back.”
Having many chartbusters to his credit till date, Kunaal has created songs like ‘Pal’, ‘Chale Ana’, ‘Tum Hi Ana’, ‘Malang’ etc. and singles like ‘Ghar Se Nikalte Hi’, ‘Aya Na Tu’, ‘Tootey Khaab’, ‘Jo Tu Na Mila’ and many more. “Working for a movie and in a single are two different experiences. For a movie, you go according to the script and show specific section or emotion. Whereas in a single, you show a complete story. You have a different freedom there,” he says.
Kunaal has co-founded a platform called ‘Songster’ that features and brings new musical talents to the industry. “The vision through this domain is to make way for deserving new talents that Bollywood requires now,” he says explaining about Songster.
The story is self-written with sweat and dreams rather than ink. Kunaal says, “Talent and luck matter simultaneously in your life. Be it composing, singing, lyrics writing, my doors are open and I go to the limit for a person if I feel can click with his talent.”