Interview: Sparsh Dangwal and the future of Pop Music in India

Sparsh Dangwal holds the future of Pop Music in India

Indian singer Sparsh Dangwal is breaking out Bollywood scene stereotype by creating more diverse music and holding the future of Pop Music in India.

This 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Mumbai, India is currently in his few years in college where he studies Engineering specializing in Information Technology.

Just like most of the other musicians, Sparsh's first inclination toward music was greatly influenced by a show performance he watched when he was in his 5th grade. He was in awe when a senior played a song from one of the greatest bands, Linkin Park.

"I was just so attracted to the way he was playing the guitar and singing and how the whole crowd was cheering. That’s when I decided that I would start learning guitar and got one." Sparsh recalled.

Choosing artistic life, especially music in general, is a hard decision for everyone. It takes a lot of effort, perseverance, setbacks, and a very long time before someone can finally say they succeed, but imagine coming from a rich and established Bollywood culture like what Sparsh did.

Bollywood and Hindi Music create another world of music that is very independent of other genres throughout the world, the culture itself where they originated from is very rich, that's why someone who is trying to break barriers is like asking to pass through a bricked wall with only a dagger to use to create a hole.

"Being in a Bollywood dominant industry is hard because I have been making international pop music. While mostly the industry here does commercial Hindi songs that have no lyrical sense, I write songs that talk about my real-life experiences and dreams. The thing that makes me sad is the fact that being surrounded by such rich culture and music is not enough for me to express my thoughts, that's why I write and play songs in a way that helps me express my emotions." Sparsh always feels the need to express his expressions, emotions, and life experiences through his songs.

When asked how hard it is to defy the Hindi Music and how his friends and family took his decision he said-

"This is something I have been struggling with. Initially, my parents were not very supportive of my music because they are not into English music at all, and also because I did not go to learn music anywhere they had no idea what I was up to. But, recently everyone has been supportive of me, and watching the response and the increase in my fanbase I now realized that everyone is trying to help me do what I want to."

The interview with Sparsh showcased how practical and how he values his family so much. He plans to finish his degree in Engineering and pursue his music after.

Just like other children to their parents, he wants to find ways to assure them that he can make a living out of his passion despite having difficulty finding local labels in India with similar likes and interests to his. He said that it is very difficult to survive in India especially when you don't have proper job security but he is very optimistic and has a lot of perseverance under his sleeves so it's not a doubt that we will make it.

"No Indian artist has ever got into Billboard Top 10 so I am trying to make a change and bring up the international pop music scene in India." 

Every artist always has a dream place, stadium, or arena to perform and Sparsh did not hold back.

"I might sound very ambitious saying it at this point of my career but I really want to do a sold-out out show at Wembley Stadium one day. Performing at Glastonbury festival is also something I really want to do."

Sparsh carries great potential not just for himself but for the future of Pop Music in India.

With his perseverance and talent, he can and will be climbing Billboard and going to perform at Wembley someday.

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  1. I have heard Sparsh's songs... He's truely the future of Pop music, representing India... He's a Banger!!! 💙💙🔥🔥

  2. Very good Sparsh Dangwal...keep it up. Best wishes.

    Dr Raja Benipal

  3. Sparsh is just amazing, he's sure about what he wants and by all means everytime he proves it.. He is an amazing singer with such soothing magical voice .. he's itself a vibe for me.. 💙