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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW A-ZAL WHAT HAPPENED?

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

While working in a corporate job with one of the most reputed firms in the world – KPMG. I always had this one thought – I have one life and being a musician, just a few years where I need to turn things around. This time would never come back again and I need to follow the sound of my heart and put in all. I quit my job and never ever looked back.

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

I am a pop singer from New York. I spent my childhood in London where I was raised in the vibrant British pop culture scene. It was at Hounslow Heath School where my musical journey commenced, sparked by the school’s enriching music program. There, I honed my skills with the mouth organ and guitar, crafting my first songs at the tender age of 11.

In 2018, I ventured to the USA, where I delved into collaborations with renowned film studios such as Marvel Studios, CBS Network, and Netflix. My compositions have graced the screens of various television series and movies, including beloved titles like “Ms. Marvel,” “Loki,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “Resort to Love.”

What was life like for you before music?

I was in a corporate job trying to figure out if paystubs were more important or it was my passion for music. I landed up going with my heart and got full time into music.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

It was Ed Sheeran’s Perfect that I heard on loop for almost one year. It moved me and I decided it was time to tell my story to the world through my music.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

The music industry is beyond dynamic and for me, my community is more important than anything else. I am an independent artist hustling hard to make a mark for myself and be a known global artist.

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?

I was once told by a Grammy winning engineer that “You will find a way, because you have to!” That stuck with my neural network like a magnet and I won’t ever let this thought escape my soul. This makes me believe in myself and I know I will get there eventually, because I have to.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

Two truth – Unlike most musicians, I am an early riser. The other truth would be I never miss a day without doing something related to my music, even weekends!

Two lies – The first lie would be I’m always on time! The other lie would be I’m never late!

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

At the moment, I have two albums ready for 2025 and 2026. I’ve been in talks with A&Rs and a solid record deal would be the most important thing for me at the moment to aid my career.

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

Yes, it does worry me. I have faced a ton of this and I just wish people would make an attempt to understand that a person is the product of circumstances they have faced in their lives, hence their thoughts will always be unique. No two minds can totally align, so taking things in a wrong way can only lead to darkness. Social media is a high octane fuel for the cancel culture and I think we just need to take things a bit easy on ourselves and also others.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

Not really, my day is so packed with music that I very rarely get time for anything else.

What was the worst experience on stage?

The worst experience on stage was when I dropped my plectrum right before I was supposed to play the lead guitar part of the song! I still get this one nightmare once in a while.

Tell us something about you think people would be surprised about.

I pay as much attention to my health and fitness that I do to my music. I went through a lifestyle transformation and it has totally changed things for me in every way. It helped my music beyond I could every imagine. Being a musician is an extremely demanding job, which every serious musician would agree to. Staying fit and following a discipline regime is one secret sauce I discovered in my journey.

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