Artist Interview: Chand K Nova
Tell us about yourself and your music
I am a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist who hasn’t been blessed with singing ability, unfortunately. I absolutely love music however and didn’t let not having a voice stop me from making music, so I compose instrumental music, and through listening to some of the artists I admire, I learnt that you can still tell a story without necessarily saying a single word, and this is something that I try to do with all of the songs I compose. I play all the instruments on my releases and the emphasis is to tell a story on every single song.
What inspired you to write this release?
A mixture of things inspired me on this release. I always wanted to record and release an acoustic collection of songs and during the process, the songs kind of wrote themselves. I went through a lot of personal changes in my life before and during the process of recording this e.p and this is all reflected in the songs themselves.
Any plans to hit the road?
Unfortunately not at the moment, but it is something I am looking into doing in the near future!
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I try and let the music speak for its self. I know that I offer something different to what else is there on the market, being a guitarist first, I try to stay away from playing 1000 notes per second unless I believe it enhances the storytelling, and that’s what I believe sets me apart, the fact that the story is the most important aspect of the song, if you give it a chance you can let it transport you to where ever you want!
Who have you been listening to lately?
At the moment, I have been listening to a lot of Incubus and Richie Kotzen, also some more pop than usual like the Chainsmokers, and a reggae band called Soja! Quite a varied taste, but I believe good music is good music, and that’s what makes it universal, regardless of genre, it’s what makes you feel something.
Tell us about your passions
My work and my family are my other passions outside of music, they keep me really busy and occupied and I have just about enough time to squeeze in music after this!
What else is happening next in your world?
I am in the process of recording a follow up to the Uncuffed E.P which should be completed in the next few weeks and Then I will be planning to release really soon after that, once that is out, I will start composing for my next batch of songs! The new E.P I am working on features more lead playing, big melodies and obviously, more storytelling!!
Thanks for an awesome interview, Chandan!