Music as an art form, is completely at the mercy of those harnessing it. It can take the shape of whatever the artist wants it to. Think of how you’d speak your sentences; now add a melody to it. While it’s easy to reduce the expressiveness of music to such a trivial few statements, it’s a lot more nuanced than that. Much like life.
Sure you can get by with water, sunlight and oxygen (food is a good idea too). But, as the internet says, we’re plants with complicated emotions. And the human experience is riddled with a barrage of complicated emotions. But maybe there’s a way we can make sense of it (or try to at least). And maybe we can make it sound pretty too, right?
Enter Sach Kehne Do. In celebration of Pride Month, Sagar Verma writes this song as an auto-biographical story that documents his journey to self-love and acceptance. His album that is due to release soon, Khud se Mohabbat, is an extension of himself. It’s an album driven from personal experience and how he navigated the world around him.
As an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, Sagar goes to great lengths to make sure he, and inherently his music, provide everybody with a safe-space irrespective of their identity, sexuality and his ‘Daisies’ (his fans and members of his online community) value this immensely.
The track which is a nice slow-jam is heavily driven by his vocals and lyrics. Simple and serene, the track talks about his journey towards self-love and self-expression and hopes to provide the community, the love and support they need and deserve.
It revels in its simplicity as it does a great job of getting its message across to the listener and it’ll probably give you some food for thought in the process. Captain Holt (from Brooklyn 99) once said, Every time someone steps up and says who they are, the world becomes a better, more interesting place. And the world could really use some love and compassion all the time. This auto-biographical track (and soon to be released album) tries to give the world some love and well, the world is a better place because of it.
Verdict: A warm and fuzzy little track that engages in an important conversation with the listener and world around.