I really missed getting on stage, says singer-songwriter Karshni Nair

After spending lockdown writing new songs, singer Karshni Nair is thrilled to perform a volley of original creations at her first event this year, while strumming her guitar

After spending lockdown writing new songs, singer Karshni Nair is thrilled to perform a volley of original creations at her first event this year, while strumming her guitar.

“I missed seeing people react to the music in person and the energy that exists when they listen carefully. I really missed the experience of stepping on stage and the feeling of peace as I focus for 40 minutes just on interpreting what I wrote,” she says.

Singer-songwriter Karshni Nair

The 22-year-old musician explores themes of fear of ageing, gender and death in her songs. She wrote about 20 such songs during the pandemic. Talking about her music and what she wants to achieve, the Pune singer-songwriter says she’s realized that her music is either about “who I am or who I’m trying to be.” being,” which she called a tension of opposites. “The tension between those two things is what gives me clarity on what to write,” she adds.

Initially, Nair wanted his listeners to identify with his songs. But this is no longer the case, as she now prefers that they interpret her music according to their own lives. She just hopes her music will bring comfort to her listeners and can give them a new perspective.

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