Jatin Khurana is a singer-songwriter from Mumbai, who is passionate about narrating stories about his journey and the world through his artistic musical lens. Jatin has performed at numerous open mics and jam fests and made the decision to go professional recently. His track 'Kaidee' has been released on all music streaming platforms. Read further to know what he's been working on for the near future and to gain a little insight to his music journey.
What has your journey been like while making a career in music? What were the ups-and-downs that you have faced to pursue a career in the field?
My journey as a musician has been tough but beautiful. For the past few years this journey has taken really unexpected turns but I wouldn't change a thing because I really learned a lot of things about myself. Pursuing music has always been a struggle for me. My family unfortunately doesn't really support me but I do understand where they're coming from. It is an obstacle, yes, but I don't think I would have even come this far. So in a way, unknowingly, they have helped me.
What was the process behind making your first track? From concept to execution.
I never thought that I would even release a track until a huge chunk of the audience started singing my songs at jam fests and open mics. When it came to execution I was blessed, because a lot of experienced musicians came forward to help and teach me the differences between singing at a live performance and singing in a studio session. There were times where I struggled but it was all worth it in the end.
Are you working on anything new that you would like to share?
Yes! In fact, my latest track is ready! I'm just figuring out the distribution process.
The track is called 'Reshmi'. When I was a kid I knew an elderly person who stayed in the neighbouring building and I would go to his house to play the guitar. One day his wife passed away and I went to his house to play the guitar. That day he told me stories about how they met and fell in love. That's the story behind this song. In a way, it is a tribute to them.
What made you decide to pursue a career in music? Was there such a distinct moment that you remember which made you realize your calling?
I just remember thinking that there's something beautiful about writing from your heart and telling the audience who you truly are. I honestly think that it makes you stronger.
Could you share a few tips with aspiring musicians like you that they can follow in order to make the process easier ?
I would just say - don't think about making it, just keep making music. The more you understand yourself, the better you will be at expressing that in your song. People will always listen to who you are, but for that you need to know who you are and also be able to communicate it to your audience.