Music, Rhythm of Love
Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Temsu Clover
Temsukala Lemtur, who goes by the stage name Temsu Clover, enjoys painting besides singing.
This young talented artiste from Dimapur loves to write songs that are expressive and honest; things that are hard to say out loud.
She also has new songs and shootings lined up this year.
Read on to know more about Temsu Clover.
Eastern Mirror: How would you like to introduce yourself?
Temsu Clover: I am Temsukala Lemtur from Dimapur, Nagaland. I go by the name Temsu Clover on my social streams. I am still studying to get a professional degree as I do music alongside. I love sunsets and apple juice.
Eastern Mirror: Share us about your first live performance. How was the experience like?
Temsu Clover: My first live performance as an artiste would be at an underground music gig called ‘La musique’. The experience was surreal. Everyone in the crowd had a welcoming spirit and seemed to enjoy my music. And I enjoyed putting out my art and stories there.
Eastern Mirror: Your influences.
Temsu Clover: The list always changes. And right now my top influences (musicians) would be Bruno Major, Patrick Droney and Billie Marten.
Eastern Mirror: What inspires you the most while writing songs?
Temsu Clover: My experiences and stories of other people.
Eastern Mirror: Apart from singing, what else interests you?
Temsu Clover: I am having a knack for painting these days. Though I am not a good painter, I tend to enjoy doing it. And I guess that’s all that matters at the end of the day. To enjoy!
Eastern Mirror: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Temsu Clover: I see myself happy and content!
Eastern Mirror: What do you wish to communicate through your songs?
Temsu Clover: I like to write songs that are expressive and honest. And things that are uncomfortable to say out loud. And through my songs, I wish to bring a little bit of comfort and a warm embrace that say, ‘this is what I am feeling right now’.
Eastern Mirror: The most memorable and best crowd so far.
Temsu Clover: Every gig that I performed in till now is all cherished because I got to learn a lot of things and also experienced moments I always wanted to. Every memory that comes along with them is deeply treasured. And I believe there is still more to come.
But if I were to choose a moment from the past, then it would be a gig I recently performed in. It was in Imphal called the ‘Wildernest Festival’. The setting and the crowd were amazing. I was tensed at first but I remember just getting lost, swaying to my music along with the crowd.
Eastern Mirror: Any upcoming activities for the year 2021?
Temsu Clover: Yes! I have so many plans lined up, with new songs and shoots. But this pandemic has slowed down everybody’s lives. Nevertheless, I am grateful to God for the people around me are still breathing.
Eastern Mirror: Any message for your fans?
Temsu Clover: Thank you so much for listening to me and my music. Your adulation means a lot more than just words and petite sentences.