R ahul Ram, the lead vocalist and bass player of the band Indian Ocean, not only looks bohemian with his long pony tail, beard and wise eyes, but also thinks like one. His riveting presence is enough to mesmerise the audience and his voice has a raw power. The veteran respected for his enigmatic music is one of the judges of MTV's “Kurkure Desi Beats Rock on,” and talks here about his music and experiences.
What is your take on the reality shows?
They are supposed to be a platform which will propel the participant's career in Bollywood. However, how many eventually come out with their own music? All the glitz and glamour is there only in the beginning. The shows don't even shape the personality of a contestant well.
You are allowing free download of your new album? What was the intention behind it?
We are giving away one song from our new album “16/300 Khajoor Road” over a period of seven months. I believe, in the future, every artist will opt this way as it removes the barriers between a band and its fans. Moreover, we make our money through live concerts than by selling albums.