In the world of music, where innovation and creativity dance hand in hand, there emerges an artist who delicately paints the canvas of emotions with his tunes, melodies, and words. Meet Surya Venkatraman, known simply as Surya Venkat in the music realm, a young and talented singer-songwriter and music producer hailing from the bustling streets of Mumbai.
Surya’s latest enchanting creation, “Meri Tu Na Khair Kar,” released on the 18th of August, 2023, invites you to a mesmerizing world of indie pop. With this track, he takes you on a melodious journey through a brief moment of playfulness shared by two lovers. The song captures the intricacies of love, molding them into a musical story that’s nothing short of an auditory treat.
Collaborating with the soulful Kaavya Kumar as the vocalist and Adi Kumar, the co-producer, Surya’s music radiates warmth, comfort, and youthful charm. The tune encapsulates a period of familiarity and reliability, yet it subtly weaves in personalized youthfulness. It’s a love story that speaks to the heart, with words that will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced the joys of romance.
Surya’s musical journey began in 2017 when he started composing and producing his unique sounds. He’s not only a gifted musician but also a talented keyboardist, with the keyboard being his primary composing tool. His musical prowess was further honed at the Lost Stories Academy, where he studied music production from April 2022 to May 2023.
With a vocal training in Hindustani music from Bhavya Pandit and a passion for writing about love in all its forms, Surya is a versatile artist with a clear vision for his music. His goal is to transform his compositions into final products and share them with the world, infusing his work with deep meaning and genuine emotion.
“Meri Tu Na Khair Kar” is not just a song; it’s a story that found its full dimension thanks to Surya’s decision to include Kaavya Kumar’s feminine perspective. And, in a twist of fate, the track took on a new life when co-producer Adi Kumar added his unique production style, turning it into a delightful indie-pop masterpiece.
Surya Venkat, at the age of 23, has made Mumbai his creative hub and has already achieved noteworthy success, featuring in India’s first Electronic Keyboard Symphony Orchestra in 2018 and earning a spot in Spotify’s “Fresh Finds India” playlist with his latest release.
Influenced by music legends such as Amit Trivedi, A.R. Rahman, Coldplay, Finneas, and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Surya’s musical journey is a fusion of inspiration from the East and the West. His favorite quote, “Music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all. But you are the music while the music lasts,” by T.S. Eliot, perfectly encapsulates his deep connection with music.
Surya Venkat’s talent knows no bounds, and with a deep love for words and music, he’s embarked on a journey that promises to be nothing short of enchanting. Keep an eye (and an ear) out for more of his musical gems in the future, as he continues to explore and blend diverse cultures, collaborating with both Indian and foreign artists to create a symphony of sound and emotion. His is a story that has only just begun, and we can’t wait to see where his music takes us next.