One-on-One with Singer/Songwriter Mickey Singh
By Jonathan Santiago
Mickey Singh may only be in his twenties, but the up-and-coming singer/songwriter isn't afraid to bring his own unique take to pop music. The Indian-born artist is set to play halftime of Sunday evening's Bollywood Night matchup between the Kings/Warriors. Ahead of his performance, Golden 1 Center.com took some time to get to know the talented, young musician.
Golden 1 Center.com: How excited are you for the opportunity to play halftime of Bollywood Night of this Kings vs Warriors game?
Mickey Singh: Extremely excited! I know it's a big game, but it's also my first experience performing in an NBA game.
Golden 1 Center.com: For those who are coming to the game, what kind of performance can fans expect?
Mickey Singh: I like to really connect with my audience, so hopefully by the time I finish they feel like they've gotten to know me a little.
Golden 1 Center.com: Tell us a little bit about your musical style. How would you describe your sound?
Mickey Singh: My sound is a mixture of influences and a representation of growing up in a multi-cultured world.
Golden 1 Center.com: Where did your passion for music come from and what made you decide that it was your calling?
Mickey Singh: I just really enjoy performing and creating music and I've been lucky to have the opportunity to make a career out of it.
Golden 1 Center.com: You’ve been in the music business really since you were a teenager. Over the course of time, what are some things that you’ve learned about making it in that industry?
Mickey Singh: Work hard, be authentic, believe in yourself and take chances.
Golden 1 Center.com: Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Mickey Singh: Michael Jackson, A.R. Rahman and Timbaland.
Golden 1 Center.com: Tell us about your new single “Phone”. What was the inspiration behind the making of that particular song?
Mickey Singh: Just about everyone with a heart has a phone (so) figured why not, since there were so many songs about the heart already.
Golden 1 Center.com: You have a new album that’s slated for release this year. What can fans expect in regards to that?
Mickey Singh: My best effort!