Singer Darshan Raval, talks to us about how much he loves playing in the Capital and how his followers inspire him to create better songs.
Darshan Raval gave a performance at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi stadium.
Darshan Raval, a musician, continued to play live for his followers despite the numerous flood fears that Delhi experienced as a result of the heavy rains, leaving them wanting more. The musician tells us in a conversation with us shortly after the performance that he had no reservations or safety worries about doing the event. “My management always makes sure that I and my fans are secure, especially during the monsoon. If a concert wasn’t safe from all angles, they would never plan it or consent to go ahead with it, the author observes.
The singer furthers that visiting Delhi has always been an overwhelming experience for him. He was at the peak of his energy when singing at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in the nation’s capital. “This time as well, the energy I felt while performing was fantastic. Simply said, it motivates you to extend a little more to your followers. They came from far-off areas, and I got to meet a lot of them. They all held posters for me. They give me the drive to consistently produce new, better music and to keep going, no matter how difficult it may be, says Raval. “These fans are my motivation.
In addition to the event in Delhi, Raval has been on a concert binge, giving back-to-back live performances, some of whose videos have gone popular on social media. The singer admits that the scenario behind the stage has not been great, despite the fact that he appears enthused, captivating, and engaging with his fans.
The 28-year-old admits that he was having trouble leading a regular life and that this caused him to have many breakdowns. You can’t get enough rest or eat right since you’re constantly traveling and performing. Furthermore, this spans three to four months rather than a single or two days. You suffer from this demanding schedule. However, I didn’t want my audience to know that I frequently had breakdowns while performing. This is a side of me that I didn’t want them to see,” he acknowledges.
Raval explains that he deliberately chose to keep this aspect of his life hidden from his supporters. He explains, “There is a specific way people want to see me if they are coming to meet me after a 12-hour travel. I don’t want to exhibit my flaws to them. I can’t give them any spoilers. However, I tell them about my experiences and expose my sensitivity through my music. Regarding the breakdowns, I believe that’s where my path and my battle lie.
The singer adds that he was also working on his new album, Dard, whose lead single was just recently released, so it wasn’t just the live performances that kept him busy. And because he was pressed for time, Raval freely admits to having a block. “During the pandemic, I had a lot of time to work on my last album, but this one was difficult because I had been traveling nonstop for the previous seven months. In the most trying circumstances, I wrote countless songs that I scrapped. When you perform consistently, you begin to feel like a robot and your emotions become nonexistent. Auto mode par chale jaate ho is in use. The singer-songwriter says, “That’s what happened with me and I had to let go of all the load and become normal. My family and friends helped me get through that moment.
“I made the decision to disconnect from the outside world and spend time with my family. I began acting like a typical human being. The only thing I lack is time, therefore I have found comfort in little things like visiting with friends, playing games at night, watching series, and traveling. I let go of social media demands, my fan base, how long people have been waiting for my songs, their expectations of me, and other stuff like that,” says Raval.