Ashwin Adwani

Meet Ashwin Adwani, born and raised in Indore who is already been making waves with over 100k Spotify streams on his debut single and collaborations with the likes of Indian electronic music duo Lost Stories and Bollywood playback singer Jonita Gandhi.

Musicmandir – Hi Ashwin, tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi, I’m a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Indore. Music came naturally to me because I grew up listening to all different genres of music that my father used to blast on his boombox. Being an extrovert, I’ve always loved being social and interacting with people, that’s how I got into performing.

Musicmandir – Parchaiyon Mein is your latest single, can you give us a glimpse into what was the inspiration behind it?

In today’s day and age life is as fast as it can get and people take all the little things for granted, Parchaiyon Mein is my way of holding onto all the little things, inside jokes and memories in a relationship that usually go unnoticed.

Listen to Parchaiyon Mein below –

Ashwin Adwani – Parchaiyon Mein (Lyric Video)

Musicmandir – As a 21 year old, having a considerable social media presence how do you handle the pressures of putting out content & managing social media expectations? This question is for artists who sometimes feel mentally exhausted trying to keep up.

Having an online presence does get exhausting sometimes, the key is to know when you need a break. I love the creation process and I try my best to not let the amount of likes and comments decide my mood for the day. It’s better to step away from it for a while if social media gets you there and just create something for the love of it, not just to post it on social media.

Musicmandir – How do you feel creating original compositions in hindi especially where hindi compositions are usually Bollywood songs. Is that something you think about?

To be honest, not really. Writing excites me more than anything and I enjoy the creative freedom that comes with it. Be it Bollywood songs or Indie music, we’re all trying to express ourselves. At the end of the day that’s what it’s all about, right?

Musicmandir – What is your approach towards songwriting, do you have a particular style or manner of writing/composing a song?

I can only write songs when I’m being open and honest about something. That’s why most of my songs share what’s actually going on in my life. I don’t have a set approach about writing songs, I just pick up a guitar, play a melody and try to speak what I’m feeling.

Musicmandir – If we peeked into your music player, what songs would be the top 5 most played?

  • 1 – 5 Minute Vocal Warm Up (Because warm up is important, kids)
  • Aaftab – The Local Train (the feels are too high with this one)
  • Falling – Harry Styles
  • We’re Fucked It’s Fine – Jeremy Zucker
  • Dheere Se – The Yellow Diary

Musicmandir – What can we expect in the coming months / years?

A lot of music haha, Throughout the lockdown I wrote a lot of songs, collaborated with a bunch of artists. My team at Shark & Ink and I are working to put out a lot of original music in the next few months.


Thanks to Natasha Mahtani from Sharkandink for co-ordinating the interview.