MR.musiqs has made an I-Day album titled ‘1 Nation united by so many religions’
This Independence Day, a group of nine youths have decided to usher in social change through music.
The youths, who are childhood friends, call themselves MR.musiqs. MR stands for Mysore Revolutionaries.
V. Arjun, who is pursuing B.Sc. Animation, told The Hindu that the group was trying to reach out to society through music.
“Music is a universal language and is something anyone can easily relate to. It is easy to carry the message to society and reach out to a larger audience,” he said.
Last year when cricketer Sachin Tendulkar retired, the group cut an album titled Sachin the Master. Two songs were aired by local FM stations.
The group members have diverse musical tastes ranging from Hindustani and Carnatic to film songs and folk. Their different styles are reflected in their albums.
In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, the group created voters awareness through music, said Anil Prasad, who works at Automotive Axle Plant in the city.
. They have also come out with documentaries and short films, including one on street children and another on Vishnuvardhan, the late Kannada film actor. Screenings were held at educational institutions, said H.N. Vivek, a BCA student at the National Institute of Engineering.
The Revolutionaries have not sought sponsorship for any of their projects so far.
The Independence Day album is titled 1 Nation united by so many religions and the group took just four days to conceive the theme, lyrics, as well as render the animations for a music video. The songs are mainly in Kannada with some Telugu, Hindi and English.
To the question of why make a patriotic album, the group pointed out that there was a growing sense of apathy and cynicism in societyand they were out to dispel it.
“People have a tendency to deride our country and compare it with other countries. But, no matter where you go there is no country like India,” said Arjun.
India is a country rich in tradition and culture and there are so many achievements to be proud of. Independence Day is the best time to bring out an album that inculcates a feeling of patriotism among people, according to the group.
The other members of the group are M. Rakshith, N.V. Harsha, V. Madan, Shivaranjan, Pawan Urs and Rahul. The group can be found on Facebook.