Kanika Kapoor returns to live gigs after a year at the Godiva Music Festival in London; she is now looking forward to a tour of the United States and Canada with Guru Randhawa early next year
After months without studio recordings or live concerts, Kanika Kapoor recently resumed live concerts amid the ongoing pandemic. She headlined the Indian act at the Godiva Music Festival in London to 60,000 music lovers.
Sharing her experience, the singer says, “I hadn’t played in over a year. Going back on stage made me nervous, as if I was playing for the first time. The audience was really excited, because they came to a concert after a long time.
The 43-year-old adds, “Apart from my other sets, I did a mashup of all my songs. Indian music with a beat is loved and accepted everywhere.
In the coming months, Kapoor hopes that live concerts will start again in India as well. She is looking forward to a tour scheduled for next year. “We have started private shows like weddings and parties in India, but I don’t know when the live concerts will start. I’m touring the United States and Canada with Guru Randhawa in a few months. This will be the first tour with Indian artists in the West,” she said.
After delivering flashy hits like Doll (Ragini MMS 2; 2014), Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan (Roy; 2015) and Desi look (Ek Paheli Leela; 2015), the singer now wants to focus on melodious numbers. “I was pigeonholed, but that’s going to start to change now, because I’m trying my hand at various genres. Softer, romantic songs require me to sing using a different technique and voice. I want to do a lot more melody and make it thinner,” Kapoor concludes.
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