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Rhythm of Love: in conversation with Sunep A Jamir

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jun 17, 2021 10:30 pm
Sunep A Jamir

Soulful Sunep A Jamir has been charming listeners with his soothing voice, and his new single, ‘Guilty,’ is yet another hit. Get an insight into Sunep A Jamir’s musical process in today’s Rhythm of Love.

Eastern Mirror: Could you introduce yourself to our readers?

Sunep A Jamir: I am Sunep A Jamir, a singer/songwriter from Mokokchung and also the frontman of Tune up channel

Eastern Mirror: How would you describe the music that you create?

Sunep A Jamir: I am still experimenting with pop, soulful and also sometimes alternative rock.

Eastern Mirror: Tell us about your recently released single ‘Guilty’

Sunep A Jamir: The song ‘guilty’ is a very special song for me. It’s about the significance of forgiving oneself. We all make mistakes in life; sometimes terrible mistakes making us feel guilty and remorseful. This song is about turning that guilt and remorse into something beautiful and rewarding by forgiving ourselves for our mistakes.

Eastern Mirror: How do you compose the songs? Is there a certain ‘mood’ or ‘vibe’ that helps you with the creative process?

Sunep A Jamir: Inspiration for a song strikes any moment like when I am watching movies, listening to motivational talks when I experience something new or even when I am listening to a song. I will jot down lines and words and wait for quiet moments to piece them together and let the song take shape.

Eastern Mirror: What kind of music do you listen to and where do you get the inspiration for your music?

Sunep A Jamir: I listen to various artists from around the world and also our very own artist from Nagaland and get inspiration from all of them.

Eastern Mirror: What is the biggest problem you have encountered throughout your music career?

Sunep A Jamir: Financial problem I should say and I think most of musicians will relate to it.

Eastern Mirror: Tell us about your best performance, one that you reminisce about even today.

Sunep A Jamir: Every performance with my band at different platforms but if I have to choose one then that would be performing at the Northeast Multimedia Campaign 2020, Imphal and bringing home 2nd runner’s up title.

Eastern Mirror: You have won many accolades as a musician but what is one goal you want to achieve as a musician?

Sunep A Jamir: Hopefully for my original songs to reach a wider audience.

Eastern Mirror: What advice would you give someone who is just starting a career in music or an artiste preparing to participate in a music competition?

Sunep A Jamir: I think I am not yet in a position to advise since I still have a long way to go but from the little experience that I have I want to encourage young musicians to not only do covers but also develop an interest to work on original materials.

Eastern Mirror: Many new generation artists prefer releasing singles as compared to an album. What’s your take on that?

Sunep A Jamir: Singles are great for immediate exposure so most artists prefer that in my opinion. Creatively and financially also it’s more viable, especially for artists like me who are yet to gain a strong fan base.

Eastern Mirror: Have you signed with any recording label in Nagaland? And from your point of view, what is the current scenario of the music industry/ recording companies in Nagaland?

Sunep A Jamir: Still not. The music scenario in Nagaland is getting better and all thanks to Tafma for undertaking many initiatives to take Naga music scene to higher heights

Eastern Mirror: What have you been working on during this pandemic?

Sunep A Jamir: Mostly writing new songs and also uploading videos on YouTube

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jun 17, 2021 10:30:53 pm