The esteemed playback singer, Jaspinder Narula, engaged in a recent interaction with the media in Bhopal, where she shared her valuable insights on the ongoing trend of remixing classic film songs. With a career spanning decades and a profound reverence for the golden era of music, Jaspinder Narula openly offered her perspective on the process of revitalizing timeless melodies.
Acknowledging the changing times, Jaspinder Narula noted the emergence of new voices reimagining classic compositions in a contemporary context. While these remixes breathe new life into cherished tunes, she highlighted the uniqueness of earlier musicians’ styles and sensibilities, which inspire the modern revival.
Reflecting on her own experiences, Jaspinder mentioned that while some of her songs had been remixed, the emotional connection with the originals sometimes affected audience reactions. She recognized the cyclical nature of trends and the value in preserving the spirit of these compositions.
Jaspinder Narula emphasized that despite today’s technically advanced recording systems, the depth of emotion found in the work of legendary artists from the past appears to be absent. She added, “Recording systems may be more advanced now, but the expressions, feelings, and words that characterized old songs are often missing. Listening to the songs of our legendary singers like Lataji, Hemant da, Rafi sahib, and Mukesh ji can be an enjoyable experience without the need for accompanying visuals.”
Commencing her journey at just 6 years old, Jaspinder Narula’s first recording was with Jagjit Singh, a moment that set her on her musical path. She added, “My first recording was with Jagjit Singh ji. He used to tell my father that Jaspinder’s place was in Bombay (now Mumbai). So send her to Bombay. When I went to Mumbai, everyone gave me lot of love and a chance to move forward.”
The insights shared by Jaspinder Narula highlight the delicate equilibrium between preserving the essence of musical classics while embracing the rhythm of modernity.