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Amit Trivedi: No composer, no singer would ever want to sing a remix

Amit Trivedi holds producers and big music labels responsible for recreating old iconic songs. In an interview with a leading news agency, Amit revealed that singers are pressurized by the producers to recreate old songs.

Amit said, “For creators, especially for me as a composer, I am sure for singers also, it is sad. It is not exciting that we have to create something that someone else has already done before. It is someone else’s baby, which we would not like to touch, because at that time it was that person’s vision. It is difficult to do in a film format.”

Adding further, he said, “The pressure is only from the producers and the labels. No composer, no singer would ever want to sing a remix. I don’t know about others, but there are definitely a lot of people, I know, who don’t want to do someone else’s songs in films. It’s the producers and the labels’ pressure that we are catering to. Because we are a part of that (the system), we have to do that job. You should all ask this question to them as to why are they doing it.”

Amit Trivedi has created some modern numbers for the films like Aamir, Wake Up Sid, Aisha, I Am, Kai Po Che, Lootera, Queen, Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi and Secret Superstar.

Previously, during an interview, he had said, “I have been a huge, huge fan of music ever since I was a kid. Anything to do with music inspires me. I love music, whoever makes it. Whoever makes great music in the entire world I am their fan because I love music so much. I am each and everybody’s fan who is putting their music out there. That really, really inspires me and keeps me going where I breathe, eat, and sleep music! Totally!”

Sharing his thoughts on the current age of music in films, he had said, “Well, the honest answer will put me in trouble, but it is better to be honest. I think we can do much, much better. There is a little dullness and lull in terms of overall music, I personally feel. We are not trying anything new. There isn’t much experimentation happening. Going back to old songs and recreations, the last year was full of that. Taking old songs, recreating them, remixing them that was the only thing that was happening so the original ideas are not taking off in a good way. It is a little dull time. It will slowly gradually come up. Inshallah one day! I am not happy in totality in the ways that things are going.”