Rhythm of Love
Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Saronthung Kikon
Saronthung Kikon, the aspiring artist from Wokha believes that ‘Music is Life’!
His passion for singing began at a very young age and he credits John Schlitte as his vocal inspiration. Currently working as a music teacher in Kohima, the talented artist has released his debut single “Blessing to everyone” which was co-written with his sister Emilo Kikon.
Read on to find out more about the singer.
EASTERN MIRROR: How would you like to introduce yourself for people who haven’t heard of you yet?
SARONTHUNG KIKON: Hi, I’m Saronthung Kikon, an aspiring singer. I grew up in Wokha, I started liking Music at the age of 5. I mostly prefer listening to John Schlitte, Stryper, Queen, MLTR, Gun & Roses, White Cross, Bonjovi, Europe, etc and the voice which inspired me the most was John Schlitte. For me Music is everything, it fills every heartbeat and I’ll say ‘Music is Life’. I started performing at the early age of 6 at schools, fellowships & in some occasions. I was also encouraged by my brother & my best friend who were always there checking my every up & down. Presently I’m a Music teacher at (Musicians Studio Kohima), besides Music I like playing Cricket.
EASTERN MIRROR: What is your single “ blessing for everyone” all about?
SARONTHUNG KIKON: Blessing for Everyone was written by my sister EMILO & I composed it myself and I prayed to God to let this song be the starting point in my music career.
EASTERN MIRROR: Your biggest inspiration.
SARONTHUNG KIKON: My biggest inspiration are my parents
EASTERN MIRROR: Top 5 must-have tracks from your play list.
1. Jekyll & Hyde (Petra)
2. Sweet child of Mine (Guns & Roses)
3. Those were the days of our Lives (Queen)
4. It’s My Life (Bon Jovi)
5. Always there for you (Stryper)
EASTERN MIRROR: Present scenario of Nagaland in music industry.
SARONTHUNG KIKON: With the help of Music task force the scenario of music industry in Nagaland is growing every minute & I hope & wish that music prospers in Nagaland in a professional way
EASTERN MIRROR: When and where was your debut stage performance? What was the experience like?
SARONTHUNG KIKON: At the Age of Five (5) I took my first stage in school. I was very nervous out of breath 🙂
EASTERN MIRROR: Do you plan to take up music as a career or you have other plans?
SARONTHUNG KIKON: Currently I don’t have any plan & I’m looking forward to achieving success through Music.
EASTERN MIRROR: Any upcoming releases for the year 2016?
SARONTHUNG KIKON: Ummmmmmm. Working on it hopefully before November
EASTERN MIRROR: Words of encouragement for young upcoming musicians.
SARONTHUNG KIKON: I don’t have much to share because I’m only a beginner too. But I would like to tell them to believe in God & not to lose hope.