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An audacity to sing

An audacity to sing

We may not be professional singers, but we often find ourselves humming to the tunes of any popular song while driving a car or taking a shower or walking down the street. Almost all of us love to sing, but in the case of many, it confines to our personal space. There are even some who go out in public showing their love for songs. Vannu Mallesh belongs to that category of people who finds a platform in the virtual world with his skill to do something differently.

Vannu Mallesh from Hyderabad wanted to become a singer and his debut song in English, ‘It’s My Life’, was released on YouTube. Soon after he posted the video on the internet, it went viral across the social media. The song has now become an Internet sensation both in India and the Western countries. His YouTube video has so far raked up more than 4 million views.

As the title says, the song is about his life experiences. “My life inspired me to write the lyrics, lyrics inspired me to compose tune, lyrics and tune inspired me to sing. That’s what the actual happened (sic) to the born of the song,” Mallesh says in the song’s description on YouTube.

According to the 29-year-old singer, the heartfelt slice of pop expresses his attitude on life. “The word I penned for the lyrics of the song are genuinely written from the bottom of My Heart,” he says. Though the song is in English, one may feel it difficult to get the meanings of some of the phrases used in it. English is not Mallesh’s mother tongue. One thing is sure, it undoubtedly is a heartfelt lyrics. So, there is nothing wrong if we love his song.

Britian’s Daily Mail ( recently carried a story on his song. The story observes that the song, It’s My Life (What Ever I Wanna Do), is a fairly catchy piece of Auto-Tune pope, in the style of early Lil Wayne. Another story on his song says “the video is not being popularized due to his singing but instead for his audacity to sing.” Yes, that’s the truth. What matters is his audacity to sing, that too in English.

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