Jaspreet Singh and Parneet Singh, known by the name Young Army, have given music for singers like Singga, R Nait and Elly Mangat. Working together for three years, they both had their share of struggles to make a name in the Punjabi music industry. They both were associated with the music studio, Rabab. One fine day Jaspreet expressed his desire to collaborate with Parneet and things changed for the better. What clicked for them was that their approach towards music was completely different from each other. British singer-songwriter Sukshinder Shinda has a great influence on them.
- Your first investment in music?
Jaspreet: I was studying music in Mumbai when I first bought a dhol. I am proud of the fact that I started learning an instrument which is heavily used in Punjabi music.
- Interesting song so far and why?
Parneet: Lifeline by Singga. To be honest the song was made keeping someone else in mind. But during the lockdown, Singga paaji was in town and we were jamming in a studio. He liked the lyrics and we recorded the dummy and released it the next day. It got such rave reviews. We will soon be releasing its video.
- Who among Punjabi celebs has a versatile voice that fits into every genre?
- Whom do you idolise when it comes to music direction?
- A recent song that’s ruling your playlist?
Jaspreet: Gurmukhi Da Beta by Satinder Sartaaj.
- A singer that you enjoyed working with?
Singga, without a second thought. We have an understanding when it comes to music. He has always shown faith in our craft.
- A person you go to for an honest reaction to your music before releasing?
Mone Wala. He wrote the lyrics of Lifeline.
- How do you deal with losses in some projects?
Parneet: To be honest, loss of money is alright but one cannot spoil relations.
- The most challenging project?
There’s a Hindi song, which is sung by Singga. We had to work on it longer than any of our projects so far. It will be released soon.
- A reason for dropping a project in your career?
Vulgar lyrics. We have left multiple projects because the songs had vulgar lyrics. The songs that portray girls in a derogatory manner have always been a turn off.
- Any weird request or demand from clients?
Jaspreet: No, I believe we haven’t entertained any weird demand from our clients. Or, maybe we have seen the good side of the industry so far.
- A mistake that one should avoid in the initial days of his/her career as music director?
Jaspreet: A first song needn’t be a hit. Often while starting out, artistes make the mistake of copying tunes from other artistes which is a wrong practice.
- What keeps you going?
Parneet: Every new artiste and their successful compositions inspire me to improve. There’s a long way ahead and we still have a lot to learn.
- What’s on the wishlist for 2021?
Jaspreet: I have an interest in writing movie scripts and I have written one. Let’s see how it goes.
- An artiste you would like to work for?
- One thing you keep in mind while doing a song?
That it doesn’t sound like any other song. It should always bring out something fresh for the audience.
- A song you would like to do a cover for?
Kya Baat Aa by Karan Aujla.
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