In the vibrant tapestry of today’s music scene, Rishi K stands as a maestro, a luminary weaving intricate melodies and tales through his music. A certified music producer from Berklee College of Music in the US, Rishi K’s artistic journey is a testament to his relentless passion for musical innovation.
His latest opus, “Random Thoughts,” released on December 14, 2023, heralds a new chapter in his musical odyssey. A Tamil Latin Pop fusion, the track is a profound exploration of emptiness and introspection. In the intricate blend of rhythms and soulful lyrics, Rishi K captures the essence of random musings that infiltrate the mind during moments of emptiness. The accompanying music video is a visual feast, stitching together fleeting glimpses of life that mirror the song’s evocative theme.
The genesis of “Random Thoughts” finds its roots in Marcel Proust’s timeless masterpiece, ‘À la recherche du temps perdu.’ Drawn to Proust’s vivid portrayal of memory’s whimsical reconstruction, Rishi K found inspiration to craft a musical narrative that resonates with the capricious nature of thoughts.
Rishi K’s artistic repertoire extends beyond this single, as he’s a versatile virtuoso known for experimenting with diverse musical genres. His sonic explorations, blending different soundscapes and genres, coupled with his mellifluous voice and intricate musical arrangements, have garnered adoration from a devoted following.
From his early days as the main session guitarist, programmer, and recording engineer for “Kakka Kadha” by Vaisagh to performing alongside renowned indie artists like Dacalty and Anand Kashinath, Rishi K’s journey is a testament to his dedication and talent. His band, High On Octaves, has graced over 200 shows across Tamil Nadu, enchanting audiences with their musical prowess.
Rishi K’s contributions span various platforms, with original tracks featured on prominent avenues like Livelee, Indie Collective, and radio stations like Radio City Tamil and Hello FM. His live performances, in collaboration with esteemed brands and artists, mark milestones in his career, amplifying his presence in the music industry.
Influenced by legends like Ilaiyaraaja, AR Rahman, The Weeknd, and Hans Zimmer, Rishi K’s musical virtuosity encompasses multiple facets – he is a Keyboardist, Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter, Music Producer, and Sound Engineer.
Rishi K’s musical expedition, with 11 original tracks, a collaborative EP, and an array of covers under his banner Yaaro Kettavai / Radio Waltz Studios, continues to captivate hearts and minds. His artistry is a testament to the boundless magic of music, resonating deeply within the souls of those who listen.