Viral Video Existential Nihilism: An interview with Vennu Malleshby Tron on Sep 18, 2012 • 6:09 am 5 Comments
We have a penchant for viral videos here. In fact, we have enough articles published on the subject to where I would consider Synconation to be a legitimate resource. If you’re not familiar with Vennu Mallesh, it’s because a) you have “different” tastes and b) his video is still trending. Just watch the video. You’ll have questions, too.
Tell us a little bit about yourself (occupation, home town, interests, hobbies, fun facts)
Vennu : Achampet is my home town. Occupation : No. Interests : Singing,writing ,film direction,photography etc. Hobbies : Playing cricket, chess, playing with kids. Fun Facts : spending time with myself at least an hour per day.
When did you develop an interest in music?
Vennu : From childhood onwards I enjoyed listening to songs, but never thought about the Music. I think just six months ago I started thinking about music because I wanted to make a song about my life. For that, I brought a music player from my friend. I started research on music and sounds by observing the music of all types of songs. After that I wanted to make my song in different style.
What inspired you to write this song?
Vennu : My Life itself is the inspiration. The hate from the Hell Wishers inspired me to write the song. Whatever the words they used on me, I used them in writing the song. To be frank, I want to hit those Hell Wishers after my success. But, one day I realized that they are the actual reason for my success. If they didn’t hate me, there is no song. So, I am heartfully dedicating the song to all my “Hell Wishers.”
4Q : How much of the music is composed by you?
Vennu : It’s teamwork: Chandra Lekha ( keyboard ), Subhani ( guitar ), Nagaraju ( conducting ), Lipsika ( chorus ), Shiva Kumar ( mixing ). Everyone worked with dedication. I explained individually about what I want. Then they improvised a lot in their work according to the tune given by me.
A very big thanks to whole team of “It’s My Life”.
What is a “waste fellow”?
Vennu : Waste fellow means useless fellow.
What do you mean “Kids Lover” ? (We did not ask this question. Vennu took it upon himself.)
Vennu : It’s My love towards kids which is equal to ones love towards God.
Why did you decide to autotune the vocals in “It’s My Life What Ever I Wanna Do”?
Vennu : Without autotune I listened the song. It came out pretty well. But, I just wanted to hear what it sounds like with autotune. After adding auto tune, I felt awesome. A listener expects enjoyment in listening to the song. As a listener I enjoyed it more with autotune. So, I decided to use autotune.
Did you expect the single to explode in popularity in such a short time?
Vennu : I was very much confident from the starting onwards. The lyric itself created the confidence about the huge success. But, I didn’t expected this success in this short time.
How was the track received among your friends?
Vennu : I invited My friends for the party as I completed the song. That day I made them listen. They are really surprised about my work.We all enjoyed a lot by shouting, dancing, etc;
Finally they felt proud of me.
Are you working on any more songs to be released?
Vennu : I am thinking about that. Give me some time.
Should I believe any of your responses if you’re a “true liar”?
Vennu : Hahaha…wonderful question. The biggest lie by me is saying that “I am a True Liar.”
If you’re still interested, here are some more resources. Always read the comments.
Buy this song now! iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/vennu-itunes
And today is his birthday—happy birthday Vennu!
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