The artist has just released the lyric video for his song ‘Khone Do’ which is about breaking through and living free. A former student of Berklee College of Music, she charts a course to create a melting pot of global and Indian music.
Speaking about the idea behind her recent lyric video, Kanika said, “This song reminds me of growing up in Belgium, where one of the main places to hang out with your friends is at a club. I absolutely loved the feeling of focusing on the music without worrying about anything else. So we decided to let this video be a glimpse of that feeling. I shot this video in Los Angeles with my favorite collaborator, Ali Hussainy”.
She added, “We just played the song on repeat, while I danced my heart out to the beat. The lyrics are so important to me because of the message they share. My co-author Anurvi Mehra and I really wanted to create the essence of freedom. Often we are our own obstacles in life. I absolutely wanted to highlight these words, and thus, this video was born”.
Kanika also revealed Khone Do’s line, which she linked most with “Aankhein yeh khwabon se hai jo bhari, sapne yeh sone na da There are so many things I want to do and dreams I want to achieve. It definitely keeps me up at night. So much so that sometimes I get too much in my head about it, which in turn can hold me back. So this line reminds me how much it all means to me. It reminds me of my purpose.”
Apart from that, the young singer also likes to explore other musical genres. “I love the influence of the British sound that Western artists are really starting to adopt. I’m currently working on a lot of new music that combines our desi flavors with a British beat.”
On a closing note, she shared, “I would like to explore the use of other regional drum patterns and sounds across the country. We have such a rich musical culture, and it’s so exciting to see what might work with what.”