Kohima: Vipito V Swu, a 22-year-old budding Naga musician from Kohima dropped his first new singles on Friday evening. Stepping foot into the professional music world, the young musician is “excited and nervous”.
Titled as “Too Young”, the 3:53 minute music video was released on YouTube and has garnered over 4,000 views within 14 hours. “Too Young” is Vipito V Swu’s “first original song” written by him and composed by his friend Victor Kath, who is an enthusiastic and renowned keyboardist.
Speaking with EastMojo, Swu shared, “Too Young is a song about the state of being in confusion, shambles and clutters and a tune about being forgotten, abandoned and irretrievable while yearning and hankering for affection.”
“It speaks about being in a helpless and marooned circumstance, yet not wanting to give up,” said Swu. A section of the lyrics read: “The kind of love we speak is rare, the way we talk it says it clear, a tree that grows but never dries, a love that’s real and never dies”.
A final year student from St Joseph’s College, Jakhama under Kohima district, Swu is currently majoring in Sociology. He tells EastMojo that music for him is an opportunity to share his feelings and perception.
“It is a stand to connect people with words and stories, a cry for help, a joy to extend, a message to spread and pretty much everything that one chooses to be,” the young musician said.
Releasing a new single in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic brought newer challenges for the budding musician. “There were certain drawbacks in adjusting the time to go to studio for recording and jamming. To shoot an outdoor music video was also dropped but we managed to produce an animated lyric video, which I am quiet satisfied with,” he added.
As he has been working on this music since 2017, he said “this song means a lot to me because of the story it holds”. He further added “I just pray and hope that the listeners find the love and connection in the song.”
The audio and video was produced by Richa Production, Kohima and the animation and graphic designing was done by Ibeto V Swu.
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