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HIMMAT SINGH

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW HIMMAT SINGH WHAT HAPPENED?

Hiya Himmat, 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?

Music has always resonated with me since childhood. It became a thing in college where I was exposed to alot of different genres and started to sing for friends and gigs locally. 

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

Hey! I’m Himmat Singh, born and raised in San Francisco, California and heavily influenced musically by Los Angeles, California where I spent my years in college. I grew up learning indian classical music from my mother and transitioned into receiving professional training. I dropped my first song with some friends in 2017 as sort of a true “studio in the basement” vibe – we had a pillow behind the mic and held a blanket over our head to soften noise vibrations. Fast forward to 2019 I started to take this more seriously and recording with a professional studio in SF. The rest is history! I blend together my life influences being punjabi/indian/american and putting that on pop/rnb Cali wavy type beats. 

What’s the live music scene like in San Francisco right now? Anyone we should be looking out for (Bar you of course)

SF has turned more into a DJ centric town, in my opinion, but big name artists come out all the time. There is a heavy hip-hop culture as well.

I’ve seen a lot of people struggling for support recently online. Whats your view on the industry?

Industry is tough, its about consistency, putting out fire content, and believing in yourself so much that you almost come off as over-confident. 

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

Still making my way… downtown… walking fast…faces past and I’m homebound

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

There’s always that fear. Cancel culture is real. I keep it 100, but never too political, controversial, or put myself in a compromising position.

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

I heard something about lizard people running the government? But not really

What was your best experience on stage?

Midway SF – 2000 people, crowd was such a vibe, got to perform with some big headliners in the industry, was a dream.

What was your worst experience on stage?

One of the first times I sang for a live audience – 400 people or so – I think I nearly had a panic attack before I went on stage. Blacked out singing and don’t rmr much of if it was good or not. I’m guessing it wasn’t.

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

It’s a vibe! All the way through. It feels and sounds like California and Punjab had a baby. It’s the pop that’ll rock your socks off and the rnb that’ll mellow you out. One of my favorite songs I’ve released to date, give it a listen.

What was the recording process like?

It was a 6 year process. The melody and lyrics were written in 2018 and then I just sat on it waiting to find the right beat or right moment to record it. After that, my recording process was how it normally was – jump in the studio with my engineer and bang it out in a couple sessions. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

Making this catchy and consumable but also staying true to the artistic impression that you want to impart. Basically, how to learn to love to create, without worrying about the outcome.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

There’s always that thought of, “man I wish I added this little snippet, or produced it a little more here, or tuned it differently here”. I think hindsight is 20/20 and you’ll end up in an endless loop if you continue to tweak. Once you get it to 99% of the way there, that last 1% can really eat up your time and cause you to second guess yourself. In short, I’m happy with the way the song sounds – wouldn’t change a thing!

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Stream the song, make some dances and tiktoks to it and share it with your friends! Much love

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