Delhi boy Aditya Jassi talks about his latest album, “Seven”

“I have been playing music for 17 years now,” says Delhi very own Aditya Jassi. Music is his passion which led him not just to sing but to write songs too and he started a band before taking it up as a career choice. “I knew what I was doing and I had belief in myself,” says Aditya who has just launched his album “Seven” at Hard Rock Café in Saket.

Talking about this big break, Aditya says he was playing at a gig in Bangalore some time ago when he was spotted by the MD of the Universal Music group. “He called me for a meeting. You can say it was luck but I would say it was about time that it happened. Universal didn’t just want a singer, they wanted the entire package, a singer-songwriter and I fit the bill. I got complete freedom to make whatever music I wanted to and I am grateful to them,” he says.

The album is called “Seven” because it has seven songs. “It is like a story describing the seven phases of a relationship, from falling in love to being in the relationship to all the muck that comes around with it and the breakup, the anger, and everything. And every song is pretty much a part of my life; everything is honest and very close to me,” explains the singer. It’s called “Seven” also because it is his lucky number. “Plus, I didn’t want to name the album after a song; I wanted to keep the title very universal.”

The young singer says he takes inspiration from life while writing his songs. “And yes, the artistic influence has been there too, be it Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, the whole Grunge scene, R.D. Burman, A.R. Rahman, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and the others.”

Next on his list is an English single, again with Universal. Though he has his Bollywood aspirations like most singers, Aditya says, “Ideally, I would like to direct a musical movie. We are too Bollywood-centric, I strongly believe that independent music needs an opportunity too.”