As Pune based singer-songwriter Firuzeh Mihrshahi releases her peppy debut track ‘What Are You Looking For’, we get in touch with her to find out about her musical process, her journey as a musician and what she thinks about the society we live in.
Q1. Tell us about your childhood. How did you get involved in making music?
I was born and raised at a small hill station known as Panchgani. I discovered my love for singing at the age of 12 years and soon started writing my own songs as a way of expressing what I feel. I was very shy as a kid and wasn’t comfortable in sharing or talking about my feelings to anyone. So writing about what I feel or thought was what I was comfortable with.
Q2. Which bands/artists were your first love, how has your taste in music evolved over the years?
I didn’t exactly have a first love in my choice of music or artist because I would go into a phase where I would listen to a few artists music for
Q3. Tell us about your debut track ‘What Are You Looking For’
Q4. Why do you make music ?
The reason why I want to make music is
Q5. Which do you enjoy more, the performance or the writing-recording aspect of making music?
Well, I have experienced more of the writing-recording part of music making and have a little experience in the performance department but I enjoy all of them equally. The end result is as important as the journey to make it all happen so for me its all a learning process from the beginning till the end.
Q6. What is your music making process like?
My music making process usually starts with a thought that I get or want to write about and I just follow it with a melody that comes to my mind and just go along with it. Once my song is ready I figure out the chord structure and play it along my keyboard. That’s about it.
Q7. What views do you have about the society we live in these days?
I have very conflicting views about the society we live in right now. We live in the 21st century but we don’t act like it. Some of us are living in our heads and have become comfortable living there and are unable to make proper decisions with our lives. Whereas some of us are well aware about everything that is happening round us but are unable to bring effective change even though they have the capacity to make that happen. Then we have all the media and politics like the cherry on a cake.
Q8. Which Indian bands/artists do you admire?
I admire the work of Aditi Saigal, Kanchan Daniel, Siddhant Kalmegh, Kavya Trehan and Ape Echoes . All of them have different genres and are very good at what they are doing. And its important to welcome different types of music because music is an art of expression and everyone has different ways of expressing themselves and that makes it more beautiful with each artist.
Q9. What do you think about the music scene in your city, especially for your genre?
I think there is a lot of space to work with my