How to write a catchy lead singer for a country album in the UK?
By definition a country singer has to sing about country music.
How do you define that?
In India, a country band can only be called a country if it’s a country vocal group, and in English they are a country instrumental band.
And in Hindi, a popular country song is a country-as-a-unit song, a type of country-pop.
That’s what I did with my band in the 1980s and ’90s, and what I do now.
But even then, I wrote a country anthem called “Rabri” in Tamil.
So we didn’t sing about the country.
We wrote about the beautiful scenery.
It was the first time I’d written a song about India.
I was writing about the countryside, which was my main focus in the band, when we wrote “Rabbi”.
I didn’t know how to write an uplifting song about the place.
I used to sing the song to my daughter at night and she would say, “Why is that?”
I had to explain to her that I wasn’t singing about the scenery, but about the people.
I felt like I had no words for it. I didn