Aanayal karayalle, Pennayal kuniyalle... song by The Humble Musician is an instant hit
Many Instagrammers know him by his Insta ID ‘thehumblemusician’ and his YouTube channel that goes by the same name and adore him for the creative content and beautiful music videos that he posts online. But the name Karthik Krishnan is starting to make rounds with his latest hit song ‘Gender Roles’. The humble musician, Karthik Krishnan very humbly questions the gender role stigma prevalent in our society through his music video. The catchy tune and the spot-on lyrics that call out the wrong tradition of gender stereotyping have made his song an instant hit with the reels video posted on his account crossing almost 6 million views within 2 days. Karthik shares his happiness with Mathrubhumi.com in an exclusive phone interview.
The unexpected overnight viral song
The ‘unexpected’ bit here is very apt. I created the ‘Gender Roles’ song in roughly five minutes. This might leave many shocked, but I’m not exaggerating. I was travelling for job-related reasons and wasn’t much active on Instagram. I got back home a couple of days back and was just sitting around when this song popped into my head. I decided to make a content and put it out there. The rest is history, one might say. I have received appreciation for my content before, but not like this.
Stumbling upon the ‘Gender Roles’
I had decided to do something on this particular topic way back. Initially, I thought I would do it as a rap song. I have made similar content before. My rap on sex education had also got noticed. I ruled out the rap, decided to bring in my newly bought Ukulele into the scene and do a reel. I noted down the lines that came to my mind, rearranged them, and tried humming them. I have to say, I was not short of inspiration for the lines because there are plenty of instances related to that topic that have taken place in all our lives. I did not have to go searching for it, the lyrics just came to me, because everything that is being said in that song is relatable.
Besides content creation and music
I work as a Vlogger here in the Marketing Department in MyG. My job here is basically doing what I was doing before on YouTube. So, I can say that I thoroughly enjoy doing what I’m doing and I’m very comfortable here.
The trail of music
I’ve had a bit of training in Carnatic and my father is a musician and a Carnatic vocalist. I’ve learned piano and Hindustani music as well. It is faultless to say that I have a base in music, but if you ask me if I have considered it as a career option, then my answer would most probably be a ‘no’. I look forward to bringing new varieties in music, like my recent song. Also, I would be more than happy if I were to be given a chance to exhibit my skills in films. I started my YouTube channel by the name ‘The Humble Musician’ in 2017 and it was solely dedicated to singing back then.I want to bring out socially relevant content that entertains people.
Surprises are my thing
I have not made any plans for my future so far, I'm more of a live-in-the-moment kind of guy. I prefer to have that suspense element in what is yet to come.
The Karthik behind this Karthik
I am a person who values and prioritizes peace of mind over everything else. I am an ambivert. But I enjoy my own company very much and prefer to have the space to do what I want.