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Armaan Malik: Method singing is getting yourself into a different mindset from your usual self

Singer Armaan Malik employs the technique of method singing, which means stepping out of his comfort zone, and says he wants to showcase his versatility as a singer.

music Updated: Aug 05, 2018 12:32 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
Armaan Malik,Bollywood,Alo Chhaya
Singer Armaan Malik has sung the Bengali song Alo Chhaya for the film, Crisscross.

Singer-songwriter Armaan Malik, who recently released a Bengali song, Alo Chhaya for the film Crisscross, wants to go beyond people’s expectations from him as a singer. The 23-year-old sang the Bengali track, a dark trippy number, and he admits that recording the song was a completely new experience for him.

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“With film songs, you can’t really plan ahead and select the genres you want to sing. I didn’t plan on singing a dark number. It just happened. I was least expecting it. When people hear you sing a certain kind of song well, they think that you can only sing those kind of songs and you rarely get to showcase your versatility. I’m glad that with Alo Chhaya, I got to experiment and people can now see a new side to me,” he says.

Armaan who has lent his voice to songs such as Hua Hai Aaj Pehli Baar (Sanam Re, 2016), Besabriyan (MS Dhoni: An Untold Story, 2016) and Bol Do Na Zara (Azhar, 2016) among others, reveals that he employs actors’ method acting technique while recording songs, and calls it as “method singing”.

He explains, “Honestly, I don’t know if there’s a proper term called ‘method singing’, but yes, I do refer to my technique as that . Since we all are a little aware of method acting, it’s easier to start off by saying that it is pretty much similar to that. It’s a process of getting yourself into a different mindset from your usual self.”

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Armaan adds, “Singing romantic or love songs comes very naturally to me but singing a dark and trippy kind of song compels you to kind of bend your mind to deliver on microphone, the mood that the song requires.”

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First Published: Aug 05, 2018 12:32 IST