EM: Aah! Well, we are reorganising everything and planning for 2015. Next year will be a year full of surprises with an increased attention on India. Besides new music and collaborating with Indian artists, we will be coming up with our own merchandising store where we will have watches, sunglasses and t-shirts under the brand umbrella of EDWARD MAYA. Apart from that, I’ll also be launching my perfume and energy drink label.
EM: Honestly, my sound of music is an inspiration that comes from another world — it comes from God and I hear it somewhere deep down in my soul. I just simply transpose it in the sound and shape you are all used to. My music has a very intense affective particularity. I believe it simply gets in the heart and makes you feel, makes you dream and the fact that I always let myself be inspired by God; this is what makes me different from other artists in the music industry.
EM: I am my own boss and that makes me the happiest man. Being independent is dangerous as I am not accountable to anyone; I always do what I feel. I am not subservient to any bizarre or dark interest. Lately, through this label my intention is to find, support and promote all the inspired and talented artists so that we can create a close and powerful community in order to transform and create feelingly beautiful music.
EM: There is a synchronicity bound by India. As a young child, I was fascinated by esoteric and Indian spirituality. All this spiritual background clubbed with my musical studies led to “Stereo Love”. Deep down in my soul, I feel very attracted to India. I am home when I am in India.
EM: Together with our partners from India, we want to bring a new concept with regards to my show. I plan to work on a prolonged tour in India, which will synchronise with my movie appearances in Bollywood as an actor and music film composer. I am very excited about what happens next.
EM: I am very confident in all the projects that have been outlined for 2015. As I told you earlier, I would be launching my new cologne. We are calling it “STEREO” by Edward Maya and also a new natural aphrodisiac energy drink for a higher energy in concerts.
EM: I try to have a simple and harmonious life. I am a vegetarian, I do not drink alcohol, I do yoga daily and meditate, too. This allows me to have equilibrium between my ideas and the agitated and tedious style I have when I am on tour.
EM: I always chose exactly what I feel and represents myself. If there is commune sense in music; it can also be in the way you dress, you think and live.
EM: You know Rounak, my parents were painters and restorers of art objects and from them I got the taste to paint. In other words, in my free time, you’ll find me playing with colours. Unfortunately, this thing called, ‘free-time’ is a rare occurrence but apart from painting, I read a lot of spiritual books and visit places that give me a special energy. But above all, I love spending quality time with my family and loved ones.
EM: Okay…I’ll try…
- The Label: Your favourite Car?
EM: Range Rover Vogue
- The Label: Your favourite Holiday Destination?
EM: The house in which I grew up in the countryside.
- The Label: One gadget you can’t live without
EM: Aah, I am not gadget-freak. I can live peacefully without any gadgets around, but I cannot live without my soul book that I always carry ~ Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda
- The Label: One item we are sure to find in your wardrobe
EM: A lot of simple white or black t-shirts.
- The Label: One place you haven’t yet visited and would love to travel
EM: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
- The Label: Your favourite watch?
EM: Audemar Piguet
Written By : ROUNAK GUHAROY