32: Sachal "I have a power to make my words count"
Singer Sachal Vasandani (now known as just Sachal) is making some changes. He wanted to sing jazz from a young age, growing up outside of Chicago. Determined to be taken seriously as a musician rather than just a singer, the first part of his career was an exercise in freedom and improvisation.
Sachal moved to New York after college (where he studied jazz and classical music as well as economics), and spent his days working in finance, and his nights hanging out at jazz clubs. Eventually he committed himself fully to music and left his day job behind. He released three albums as a jazz singer, and most recently changed his sound (and shortened his name). His most recent record Slow Motion Miracles was released earlier this year, and features modern, haunted, sparse arrangements of his original songs.
Here he talks about deciding to make the change, connecting with an audience, integrating technology into organic music, and the importance of lyrics.
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