In today’s day and age we are so preoccupied with our own concerns in life that we forget about our responsibility towards our own selves, let alone remembering our responsibility towards others.
Sanjeeta Bhattacharya is quite aware of an artists’ responsibility considering that she comes from an artistic background herself. Daughter of the renowned artist, Sanjay Bhattacharya, went to Berklee College of Music to study music where she was exposed to Flamenco and Balkan folk music which she believes are quite similar in some of their aspects to Hindustani Classical music. Though she has had her primary training in Hindustani Classical music and then other forms of music at Berklee, people often end up calling her a jazz musician because she performs at a lot of jazz gigs most of which happen at places like the Pianoman Jazz Club and because she studied at Berklee College which is also very jazz-oriented.
When her friends asked her about when she was going to make her own music, she that she was slowly becoming a covering artiste, which is something that she didn’t want.
Then she started producing her songs and got recognition for them. Her songs are mostly self-reflective and about how things are! Furthermore, she also feels that as a musician it is her responsibility to be the voice of someone who doesn’t have a mic.
Her song ‘You Shine’ is one that almost all of us can relate to which was written as a reminder that it is okay to not be okay, and can be your go to if you’re having a bleh day!