My creative forces were flowing at full speed after Tu Hi Tu and I was more charged than ever to experiment with the sounds and words that were bursting in my head. The music of the album “Maroo” still resonates with me as some of the best work I did at that time.
I was raring to experiment and to cross the borders that I could easily have done with the tremendous success of the last project and wrote some out of the box songs like Groove Hai Dil Mein, Aa bhi jaa, Dekha hai main ek sapna, and Krishnaya Vasudevaya.
The album was lost somewhere in the dust of the re-mix storm that had overtaken the country and hits of yesteryear were the flavor of the season. I do believe that it was the darkest period of Independent music that we had seen. Everything from TV and Radio to shelf space was being blasted with the biggest movie tracks, mostly resulting in huge revenues for the labels with no need for creativity. Models ruled the roost and art was consciously suppressed.
I do believe that there is some reason why people come into your life. And when their job to teach you things, that you would never know otherwise, is done, they will move away elsewhere. But while you learn a lot about the realities of life, it is usually painful and drains you of more than you can handle. They know who they are and to give all due credit, I thank them from my heart for all that happened. It was an indelible part of my soul growth.
The music speaks for itself and when I hear back the album, it makes me very proud that I had the courage and gumption to make music like that in a time when everyone was only cashing in on stealing and copying. Do give it a listen to understand what I felt then.