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Anuv Jain: Pulling at your Heartstrings

Anuv Jain performing at the Zomato Feeding India concert in Mumbai on 10 December 2022. (Photo: © Verus Ferreira)

Whether you’re over the moon or in low spirits, there’s an Anuv Jain track to make every day a brighter one. Fans go crazy for the singer-songwriter’s relatable lyrics, expressive songwriting and soothing melodies that masterfully pull at one’s heartstrings. For the Ludhiana lad whose only instrument in his live shows is his guitar or the ukulele, his songs like Baarishein, Riha, Maula, and Ocean are soothing to anyone who listens to them. So when words fail, Jain’s nine-track discography is your saving grace.

27-year-old BBA grad, Anuv Jain, performed a live set at the Zomato Feeding India concert in December 2022, which also saw U.S. singer-rapper Post Malone performing for the first time in India. Anuv took the time to pour out his heart to VERUS FERREIRA, sharing his musical journey, his response to fans and, of course, how he serenades audiences with his moving lyrics. 

How do you feel about playing a part in the Zomato Feeding India concert where the stage is set to make India malnutrition free?
I am absolutely thrilled because this is a very good cause. I mean, I am a part of this entire roster where amazing artists have performed tonight. It is a cause which means a lot and I also signed a pledge to do my bit. I’ll try to support people and would like to help eradicate hunger as much as possible. In fact, I have even waived my artist fee for the performance.

You recently released a new single Mazak. Is it inspired by a recent event in your life?
So this song is extremely personal like all my other songs. This is a song which I wrote very recently for someone extremely special; so, yeah, it is taken from a very close memory which happened very recently, but I just like to keep it to myself. It talks about absurdities and how absurd it is that when you’re trying not to fall in love, the universe ends up making you fall in love with that person.

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Verus Ferreira is a music journalist for over three decades. He is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book and the founder of Musicunplugged.in

Verus Ferreira

Verus Ferreira is a music journalist for over three decades. He is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book and the founder of Musicunplugged.in