Modern pop singer-songwriter Ananya Birla, who recently became the first homegrown artiste singing English songs to receive Platinum status, is all of 25. But according to the performer, her journey is only just beginning. We caught up with Ananya during the Chennai leg of her recent five-city tour, where she spoke about modern pop music, her musical trajectory and using her privilege to make the world a better place. Excerpts:
This is your first time performing in Chennai. How has the tour been like?
It feels absolutely amazing to be on board because a tour is where you meet your hardcore fans. It is like a family coming together and forgetting all your worries. It is a warm, lovely feeling. It’s something that can’t be explained.