Singer Kailash Kher says while he is all for old songs being recreated, he feels new song, too, must have clear lyrics and good music.
“I feel it’s not a bad idea to recreate as there is a generation gap. But it’s important to know how much to do. In the name of recreation, you can’t create noise where the lyrics are not clear. That is of no use. If lyrics are not clear, there is no point in recreating,” he told IANS.
Kailash Kher added everything needs to be done properly in the recreation.
“Everything needs to be done aesthetically. The lyrics need to be sung properly. Some singers make Hindi into something else and sing. Hindi is respected so much in the West, too. It needs to be recreated in such a way that the lyrics are clear. Some singers eat up the words. They learn English and go weak in Hindi. I would suggest that don’t forget your Hindi, especially when you sing Hindi songs,” he says.
The singer, who is part of the music reality show Indian Pro Music League, says the show bridges the gap between upcoming and established singers.
“There is always a distance between us and upcoming musicians. They are also doing well, but there is a distance. This is the first show that made us sit together,” Kailash Kher says.
Singer Kailash Kher is a household name today, but he looks back to recall his share of ups and downs during his early years in the music industry.
Kher says the music industry was headed by MBAs and corporates at the time he joined it, and he recalls how they would give an appointment after months of waiting, only to reject you instantly.