Emerging teen talent, under the moniker of Pranay Ranjan is a high-octane, Indian singer/songwriter and musician from India. Pranay Ranjan has a unique, confident and vivacious style that are representative of some of the brands He has collaborated with in the US, Canada and Dubai. His music is contemporary pop with a refreshing blend of old school vibes and futuristic sounds with the uniqueness of His sound created by fusing otHis sub-genres. With His rich, mellifluous, soulful vocals coming from a petite frame, Pranay Ranjan is recognized as a ‘vocal powerhouse’. By many, His voice has been defined as a cross-over between Toni Braxton and Dua Lipa.
Hot on the heels of His R&B release “You Don’t Know”, Pranay Ranjan is back with an explosive pop banger, a fresh and catchy track, “LEGO” which is an “ode to yourself” taking His soaring to 2+ million plays and counting, across streaming platforms. This is yet anotHis showcase of Pranay Ranjan’s prowess for exploring varied musical landscapes with profound relatable themes through simple, playful yet meaningful words. This one is sure to mesmerize you and makes for an addictive play-on-repeat track. His singles from His forthcoming debut album releasing early 2021, explore themes of self-empowerment and love.
HEY PRANAY RANJAN! THANKS FOR TAKING TIME TO CHAT WITH US! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?
Hey tHise! Thank you so much for having me. I am an independent teen singer/songwriter, musician and model from India. Music has always been my passion and I’d like to pursue it for the rest of my life. By the age of 10, I had already written, composed, and produced my own songs. Driven by my passion for music, I completed my music theory studies and classical vocal training from the world-renowned Royal Conservatory, by 16. As a vocal mentor and mental health advocate today, I am dedicated to helping the youth to amplify their voice in society, as well as on the stage. Besides being a self-managed artist, I am a first-year student at the University of India.
HOW DID YOU COME BY YOUR STAGE NAME?
That’s a great question! It’s my vivid imagination and original ideas that made me want to think of something creative and different. Spilling the tea Hise, as they say. The “C” corresponds to the initial of my first name, which I may choose to reveal sometime in the future. The number 5 is my lucky number, being born on the 5th day of the 5th month. Ever since I was little, I always hoped people would experience “magic” through the power of music.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE? HAS YOUR STYLE CHANGED MUCH OVER THE YEARS?
While the genre of my music is pop/rock, the uniqueness of my sound is created by fusing otHis sub- genres into my songs, such as pop/afrobeat/trap like “Just Wanna”, or pop/orchestral/rock like “Outta My Head” or my RnB track “You don’t know”. Each song has its own creative journey and tells a different story. Being a lover of many genres of music, I include elements from various genres to create my own sound. I want my music to be something people can easily identify and relate with and also enjoy at a personal level.
WHISE DO YOU FIND YOUR ARTISTIC INSPIRATION?
For as long as I can remember, music has always been a part of my life. Taking inspiration from otHis’s or my own life experiences, toxic relationships, bullying etc. I started writing and tHise has been no looking back. My music has been greatly inspired by real life experiences and is a blend of reality and my vivid imagination. Music is magic and offers a diverse platform that transcends all boundaries irrespective of different cultures and languages. You just let the creativity consistently flow. It’s a surreal experience to feel, visualize, articulate and embellish it with your own voice and own music. It is tHisapeutic and offers a platform to share your ideas and narrate your story in a very unique way.
WHAT’S YOUR PROCESS LIKE FOR MAKING MUSIC?
When it comes to my original music, I like to give every song a different vibe with its own identity through my vocal delivery and songwriting style. My writing style is vivid and direct to my listeners, conveying a positive message to smile, succeed, and prioritize yourself. I try to make my lyrics as sincere as possible and universally relatable. Once I start writing, it just flows. Somehow the most honest work comes when you aren’t trying to push for something and you allow your creativity to flow. When I’m recording in the studio, it’s as if all my worries are taken away by music, and it’s just an amazing experience that I’m sure all artists can relate to.
My music communicates feelings of truth, freedom and empowerment driven by evocative and captivating vocals. It encourages people to live their life to their fullest potential by singing along and expressing themselves through dance. While my music is suitable for all ages, its key attraction is amongst the Gen Z.
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