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Meet Prithvi Prajosh

Today we’d like to introduce you to Prithvi Prajosh.

Prithvi, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m from Kerala, India but brought up in Dubai, UAE. I’m the first in my entire family to be pursuing music as a career and it all started when my mom quite honestly forced me into learning how to play the keyboard as a kid. Spoiler alert, I hated it. Gosh, I hated the classes so much I even stopped. Several years later, when I was about 12 years old, right about the time ‘YouTube’ started becoming big, I got hooked onto keyboard tutorials of songs I really liked and I began teaching myself from those videos. It was still only a side hobby of mine. I started writing my own music fairly late (around 15), and it was right after my first heartbreak (figures). Heck, it was even called Heartbreak. I eventually completed my schooling, followed by a degree in Computer Science Engineering and even worked at a Cybersecurity firm for two years!

Throughout all these times, I would still sing, make covers of music I loved and post it on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, wherever possible. In my college and workplace, I would always be known as that guy who sings. I finally decided enough is enough and thanks to my amazing parents who’ve been supportive of my dreams and my girlfriend who pushed me to chase them, I decided to audition for Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA with the hopes of majoring in Songwriting and I made it! I’m currently heading into my 6th semester and I’ll graduate in May of 2021. Some of my biggest highlights have been performing live on UAE’s #1 radio station – Virgin Radio in May 2018. I even performed live on City 1016FM and opened for renowned singer Adnan Sami at the World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE in June 2016. I released my very first EP titled “Feels Like Home” on March 20th, 2020 under my old artist name “Ptree” and then in May, I wrote a tribute song for Indian cricketer Virat Kohli which got featured on the most popular cricket news publication website ESPNCricinfo. On October 16th, I launched my 2nd EP (my first under my new artist name Prithvi Prajosh) exclusively on Bandcamp titled “The Two of Us” and I can’t wait for everyone to listen to it!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Being unsure of what I want to do resulted in quite a few lost years, where I pursued and completed a degree in Computer Science Engineering. I’m still grateful for that. However, I feel as if I missed out on a few years of my life because of the confusion. When it comes to my singing career, I’ve faced so much rejection through various singing competitions and even trying to be a part of the school choir! However, I’m glad I worked on myself and practiced to get to where I am with getting an acceptance into Berklee College of Music being a highlight. My mom was hesitant in letting me pursue my musical dreams and while it did take some convincing, I was lucky enough to get her blessings with my dad playing a huge role in that. I am ever so grateful for them.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I’m an Independent Singer-songwriter currently growing myself as an artist and building a name for myself. I specialize in writing material I perform myself while also writing for other artists.
You’ll hear a bit of Coldplay in my music, with my other musical influences being John Legend, John Mayer & more recently Ben Platt.

I’m most proud of being able to make the shift in career path because as an Indian growing up, it isn’t easy as you’re always brought up with a certain career path already set for you and it’s quite challenging to make that shift when you’re the first in your family to do so. I want to be able to inspire other Indian teenagers and even those from around the world who can relate to the struggles of being able to make a career out of their passion.

I think that’s what sets me apart as well; I’m an Indian born singer-songwriter singing a western style of music while collaborating with musicians from the US, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
For me, success is to be able to leave a positive impact on a listener or a follower of my brand and music. One thing I’ve set out to do ever since I started being active on social media is to encourage everyone to be themselves and be able to walk lightly in this world. To have fun doing the things they love, learning as they go, never being embarrassed to be themselves.

I once had a friend say that I encouraged them to chase their passion of becoming a chef and that made me so happy, it’s something I’ll never forget. It’s moments like those you genuinely can’t replace.

Obviously, while making music, I do want to make a living out of it and for me to able to do that is to at the very least, be able to support myself financially while making the music I love for everyone who supports me.


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