Saradha, the multi-talented artist behind the song ‘Kanne Paappa,’ takes us on a heartfelt journey through the intricate and often misunderstood world of motherhood. In this captivating composition, she skillfully weaves together the threads of her own experiences as a mother with a profound message about the universal nature of childhood.
At first listen, ‘Kanne Paappa’ might appear to be a traditional Tamil lullaby, soothing in its melody and comforting in its rhythm. However, beneath the surface lies a powerful exploration of motherhood as a phase in life where a human being is a mother, just as childhood is a phase when one is a child. Saradha challenges the common misconceptions associated with motherhood – sanctity, sacrifice, and stability – and instead invites us to consider the needs and dreams of mothers themselves.
Saradha’s inspiration for this remarkable song came from a deeply personal place. Initially, it was just a casual tune to lull her baby to sleep. However, as the years passed and her journey as a mother unfolded, she was inspired to pen the heartfelt lyrics and transform it into a complete song. It’s a raw and honest portrayal of the complex emotions that accompany the role of motherhood, a perspective often overlooked in the broader narrative.
Saradha’s artistic journey is as diverse as her talents. She has worn many hats, from a journalist with leading national dailies to a freelance data analyst, an audiobook narrator, a student of French, and a teacher of Carnatic Vocals. Her determination to return to her true passion for music led her to quit an EU-funded course in 2018. Fast forward to 2019, where she delivered 100 imperfect covers on her YouTube channel just a week after giving birth to her baby. Today, she’s a content and fulfilled singer-songwriter who adeptly crafts stories through her tunes, both in English and Tamil.
Saradha’s musical influences are as diverse as her career journey, spanning from classical compositions like ‘Jagadodharana’ to contemporary Japanese music and from legendary Ilaiyaraaja to the internationally acclaimed Imagine Dragons. Her songs are a reflection of her daily life, capturing memories that evoke emotions and moments that stand the test of time.
In ‘Kanne Paappa,’ Saradha has gifted us not just a beautiful song but a profound reflection on the essence of motherhood. It’s a reminder that mothers, too, are individuals with their own needs and dreams, and their journey of childhood never truly ends. Through her music, Saradha reminds us to appreciate the mothers in our lives and recognize their humanity amid the selfless love they give. ‘Kanne Paappa’ is a musical ode that resonates deeply with anyone who has ever known the precious bond between a mother and her child.