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Teesra Idol

Rahul Vaidya is the third Indian Idol finalist to release his solo album



TYPICAL TEEN Rahul Vaidya: `People tend to criticise remix albums left, right and centre'

The market for young male singers seems to be at an all-time high. After releasing the solo albums of the winner and runner-up of the Indian Idol talent hunt, Sony BMG goes a step further and gives 18-year-old Rahul Vaidya his piece of the cake too. The young singer from Mumbai, trained in classical musical under Suresh Wadhkar, believes that music has to be genuine and pure. He speaks to MetroPlus on his new album, Tera Intezaar, and more. Read on.

MetroPlus: The two other winners of Indian Idols, Abhijeet Sawant and Amit Sana have already released their individual albums, and audiences are expecting a lot from you. What is your USP?

Rahul: I have been very honest and straight with my music. Unlike some others, I haven't tried to project myself as a more grown-up or mature artiste. I am 18 and my music speaks the mind of a typical teenager — his desire to fall in love, his dreams and aspirations. The songs reflect different genres of love, capturing all its beauty and happiness.

MetroPlus: These days, we see too many talent hunts on various TV channels. How will you ensure that listeners get something different from you?

Rahul: The strong point of my album is a combination of a strong melody and simple lyrics. I believe that Indian listeners are deep rooted when it comes to their understanding of music, so having a strong melody component is very essential. Simple lyrics assure that listeners sing-along to your songs with ease. We have taken over six months in creating this album, and have ensured that the listeners get a quality product from us.

MetroPlus: How was your experience working with Sajid-Wajid?

Rahul: Working with them was my childhood dream. They have had a phenomenal run of success in the popular music segment. Melody is their strongest point, and their ability to create catchy rhythms has done my album a lot good. It has been a rare learning experience for me.

MetroPlus: What's special about the first single, "Tera Intezaar"?

Rahul: It tells the story of a boy-next-door, who longs to fall in love, and fantasises the beauty and happiness, which love will bring about. The track signifies a longing and waiting for that special someone to come into his life.

MetroPlus: What do you feel about the various remix albums that are flooding the market, which repeat the same songs over and over again?

Rahul: People tend to criticise remix albums left, right and centre. But if you look at it from a positive approach, you will realise that remixing requires a lot of calibre and the particular genre of music is proving wannabe musicians a chance to prove their creativity. It's a challenge for them to sound better than the other. This increases the quality of the product.

A. VISHNU

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