Sampath has recorded around 50 tunes so far and he says, the rest
are in his mind. He has recently released his own album 'Pops
Pops' with Sreenivas and Mahanathi Shobana as lead singers.
Sampath has also sung in the album.You can listen to 'Pops Pops' from
Sampath cherishes the memories of his village childhood and joint
family days with his uncles, aunties and grand parents. Many of them
are casual singers and he believes that he has got musical gene in
his family. The entire family was elated on the release of his album.
When asked about the inspiration he says with a matter-of -fact smile,
'who else, other than Ilayaraja?'. S.P.B and S.Janaki are his favourite
singers.Sampath prepares himself for bigger things through continuous
learning. He likes to continue as a computer professional as it gives
him freedom to compose music without the pressure of making money.
He does not rule out the possibility of becoming a full-fledged music
director if he is destined for it. Sampath shares his plans for his
musical journey with us:
Why did you decide
to produce a pop album?
I wanted my creative ideas to reach people. Since I didn't have time
to hunt for chance in the music industry, I decided to produce a pop
album on my own.
Have you ever felt handicapped not having
No. My feeling is that music cannot be defined. Learning may help
us exhibit what we learned. Creating music is something different.
It comes from the heart irrespective of whether you are a music degree
holder or somebody who never took any lessons in music.
Tell us about your experience with 'Pops
Actually it happened accidentally when I went to India for a vacation
in May this year. I never had plans to do it this time around. I had
a spark all of a sudden when I had only 5 days to return and started
working on it. We finished the whole recording in 3 days time.
I wanted to have a nice blend of moods in the album - a fast song
Kanniley Kanniley, a gana-like Yea Salasalkira, two melodies- nila
aval and poovai vaanum, a song for students (SSLC) and finally the
only folk song (aathoram). I had to write the lyrics as well with
some help from Mr.Sudarsanam. When we finished recording, I had a
sense of achievement.
What has music done to your personal life?
Good music has always done only one thing to my life. It brings me
moments of joy again and again.
How would you like your musical journey
My immediate goal is to compose songs for at least one Tamil film.
I also want to increase my knowledge in digital recording, effects
etc. Then my next milestones are composing songs for the record labels/
Hollywood movies and win awards.
My dream is to be known as a fine music composer with at least 10
songs, which would survive for 25 years from the date of its creation.
I guess, I have a long way to go. Hope the Almighty helps me achieving
Good luck,Sampath.We too like to see a Tamil music director in Hollywood.