I uploaded the video of Shubu Thapa‘s debut single Eka Desh Ko on youtube earlier today. My reaction from the video was, wow shes different. Then i thought again, WOW Shes different FOR NEPAL. Yes, she seems very Avril Inspired however we can argue that her fashion is more inspired from the clothing line EMILY something other than Avril. We cant exactly say her music is FULLY AVRIL LAVIGNE since its got different variations to it. BUT PLEASE, think, most Nepalese singers have been inspired from something or the other. Even English singers, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears strived to be like Madonna while Chris Brown and NeYo imitate Michael Jacksons style. Most of the times when a nepali artist imitated someone else, the result was poor, unprofessional and tacky however all three of those cannot be said for Shubu Thapa and the video.
The video is a breath of fresh air compared to other Nepali videos. Why arent we comparing this video to other Nepali videos instead of ranting about English Videos. ? . The song may not be everyones cup of tea but we must understand that its aimed at the young pre-teeny bopper audience. Dont get me wrong, I like the song – at first I was unsure but after listening to it for 3 times, it was catchy. Thats the aim of most songs. What the Nepali people in general need to learn is ( I MYSELF INCLUDED), let us embrace talent rather then refuse them. Also be compassionate with what you say, we might criticise it and say thats the shittest thing ever but for someone theyve spent more then a year producing and working towards the outcome.
UPDATE: The video has been removed from my account due to Copyright Infringement Issues from the Phoenix Studios Nepal. Fair Enough. Although they could’ve just disabled one of their codes to make it not downloadable. Oh Well, next time Il give it two-thoughts before promoting/supporting any new artist.