A day in the Life of Punjabi singer

I am a true-blue Punjabi at heart: Tajinderjit Singh Taji

Taji says he prefers recording songs early in the morning

I am a true-blue Punjabi at heart: Tajinderjit Singh Taji

Tajinderjit Singh alias Taji

Deepkamal Kaur
Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, November 18

There is a lot that a new-age Punjabi singer-actor is expected to do other than just riyaaz. He needs to hit a gym every early morning. A proper diet regime has to be followed. The wardrobe has to have the finest range of clothes. Salon styling also a must.

Being a part of the Punjabi music industry for the past four years, Tajinderjit Singh (industry name Taji) says he does all that in a routine. Having learnt a bit of modeling and some singing, he ardently followed rapper Bohemia. The 27-year-old budding singer from Bainswan village of Tanda in Hoshiarpur has already cut seven music tracks. His track ‘Thok Thar Di’ which got released in 2018 got 1 million views on the social media.

Taji shares that he did his schooling from Tanda but went to Germany for his higher education where his father also runs a business. “After completing my college, I chose to come back and now stay with my mom in the village. My passion has always been in Punjabi singing which I can enjoy being in my home state. In the past few years, I developed contacts in the past few years and I am trying to give my best in every new track that I record,” he shared.

Sharing his daily routine, he says, “I get up early and go to the gym. I do some riyaaz and then enjoy with my friends at my village. I spend some time writing lyrics for my own songs. Once I have readied lyrics for a song, it is time to move on to catch up with my contacts running music studios in Jalandhar. After the music is finalised, recording work gets started. I prefer getting my recording done early morning for I feel that this is the time when my voice gives the best result. Recording a song usually takes 2-3 days. After recording, I plan videos and decide locations with the video makers. The shooting of a song usually involves two weeks or so. Once that is done, it is time to strike a deal with the music companies. Overall, a song takes a month to be launched in the market.”

Taji says that he has been uploading his songs on his YouTube channel TajiOye. “Most of my songs have an urban touch. I prefer singing romantic numbers,” he adds.

While Taji’s father is in Germany, his sister is settled in Canada and brother runs his business in the US. Though he has learnt German as well, he says he is Punjabi by heart and is comfortable in his mother tongue only.

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