Shashank Verma is a 22 year old college student from Delhi, India who found a love for music at the age of 8 after learning how to play guitar. It took about 6 years for Shashank to learn music, about Digital Audio Workstations, Plugins and was able to study music and start to produce it. SHA²NK is an independent artist producing all songs, and playing all the instruments including the melody and drums.
Lively Beats? Check! Alluring and Attractive Vocals? Check! Catchy Lyrics? Check! “Desperate Love” is the perfect combination of what a vivacious track is, and I am absolutely in love with the style that this song is presented in. You can tell that there has been a great amount of work put into creating the perfect mixture of electric sounds to make that song that gets audiences up out of their seats and dancing along to the smooth vibes. SHA²NK is also able to showcase the ability to take things slow and still grab the listener’s full attention. The vocals are a beautiful match for the brightness that the melodies provide throughout “Desperate Love” and you can feel the passion behind each lyric that is sung, but with the combination of emotion that you can feel through the music itself SHA²NK has been able to limit the amount of lyrics present and allow the music to do part of the story telling – which I am a huge fan of! Overall I can see this song making it really big and hearing it bumping in cars and clubs around the world as it really is a feel good song that lifts spirits with its upbeat sounds!
Listen to “Desperate Love” here and get to know more about SHA²NK below!
Hey SHA²NK! Wonderful to talk with you! Can you tell us a little more about yourself?
Myself Shashank Verma, I live in Delhi, India. I am 22 years old and a college student.
I started learning guitar when I was about 8 years old and from there my interest in music started to develop. I studied music and start to produce music. It took me about 6 years to learn music and about the DAWs(Digital audio workstation), Plugins, etc. I am an independent artist I produce my song all by myself. Everything in my song the melody, drums, etc are created by me.
I love music production, Music defines me.
How did you come up with the mixture of sounds that can be found throughout “Desperate Love”?
For the song "Desperate love" I want a vibe of romance and happiness. So, to get this vibe I made the sound of my drop lead by vocals that I used in the song. I extracted the part of the vocal and made by drop melody from that sound and mixed it with bass and drums.
Are there any artists that inspire you to write new music?
Yes, there are many artists that inspire me to write new music but there are 2 artists that influenced me a lot to write new music. Deadmau5 and Nirvana. I grew up listening to Nirvana. I like the grunginess, creativity and rock style of the songs. Their music helps me to be more creative and give me the gist to create a vibe in a song. On the other hand, Deadmau5 inspires me towards electronic dance music. The style of Deadmau5 production is amazing. So, I combine both of the styles to create my own.
Did you write “Desperate Love” with the intention of having a deeper meaning?
Yes, the song "Desperate love" has a deeper intention. The song intends the intense love of a lover.
Tell us what we can expect to see from you next in 2019.
New album drops August 15th on all the major music platforms (Spotify,iTunes, apple music, Deezer, Pandora, Saavn, etc).
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