GUWAHATI: A budding musician from Assam who is known for his deep vocals, simple songwriting and poetries, Rohit Boruah has become popular with his debut song which was featured by the YouTube channel Soulful tracks.
Inspired by many Indie artists and 90’s music, Boruah made his debut with the song ‘Rooh’ this year, which was loved by the audience.
Speaking to TIME8, Rohit said, “At the very age of 15 years, I started my musical journey from being a guitar player and taking lessons from one of my senior.”
“Singing just came out of nowhere. I never thought I’d be a singer but things happen!” he added.
The 23-year-old lad is a guitar player, singer-songwriter, and performer who hails from Nagaon, Assam. He is often connected with art and poetries which inspires his singing and songwriting.
Boruah said that his music was never about the genre, “I just wanted to make music. If you listen to my new song, you will know that it is very different from my last piece.” He also added, “There’s too much commercial music out there to like and love but I just wanted to make people feel something.”
His debut song got recognized by the Soulful tracks only on YouTube, which features budding musicians and not so popular songs which matches the vibe of reaching right to the soul and creating magic.
When asked about the feature, Rohit said, “I didn’t even know that they posted my song but soon I found out. And I am genuinely thankful to them for their support”.
About the Assamese music industry, he said that “Our industry needs to explore more of independent artist and give them a chance.”
Rohit, who belongs to a very simple Assamese family with no roots of music, said that got his inspiration from many artist and bands. He even used to listen to ghazals.
A full time artist and a music teacher revealed his experience while writing his first song; he said “I wrote my first song Rooh when I was in Shillong. I still remember, it was early morning and I wrote it in a receipt paper while enjoying the view of mountains from the balcony of a place I was in.”
Living in the moment, Boruah said, “I just want to keep making music”.