There comes a time when you feel extreme conviction with whatever you are doing: Shalmali
- Team Radio City
Singer/songwriter Shalmali, who recently released her six-track EP, '2X Side A', weighed upon the need of constructive feedback and criticism from an audience.
While chatting with Team Radio City as part of the Artist of the Month initiative, the 31-year old performer felt that she shares a love-hate relationship with her audience. Her EP features the song 'As Far As We Get' which discusses about our fixation with social media apps and the need for validation from them.
When asked about when must an artist decide to accept and reject feedback, Shalmali responded, 'There comes a time when you feel extreme conviction with whatever you are doing. If you can build that faith enough to not let anybody taint it, that's where the line gets drawn. Now, I've been told not to make English music because it wouldn't fetch what I am looking for. I would turn around and say that sure, I respect opinions. But I will continue doing what I am doing. Because if I did not have the faith and wasn't convinced myself, I would've swayed. But opinions are very much welcome. We need them to know what people are thinking and what they want.'
In 2020, Shalmali ventured into the indie music space with four singles, 'Kalle Kalle, 'For You', 'Ruka Ruka' and 'Regular'.