Text by: Sonu Yonjan Tamang
Naren Limbu is one of the immensely talented and loved music artistes in the Nepali music industry today. He has given many hits and memorable music videos and has a huge fan fallowing. A singer, song writer, actor and film maker, Naren also recently finished writing a movie script. He also shares an avid love for football. When WOW asked him to describe himself, he responded, “I am a learner who keeps making mistakes.”
Naren Limbu wants to be remembered as a good song writer more than anything else. He has dedicated more than decade to Nepali music and in return has gained tremendous love and adulation. In this issue of WOW, we caught up with the multitalented king of music for a conversation. Excerpts:
Who have been your greatest influences in music?
Music itself has been my greatest influence. There is no particular person or band of any sort. I would say time and situation, things around me… the things that I have seen or gone through are what make me want to sit and write.
What does music mean to you?
Music has helped me discover myself. It’s my guide. A friend. It’s a force that makes me want to do more.
What have been some of your most memorable performances?
Even the worst performance can sometimes turn into the most memorable moments. I have had many of those but I think best are yet to come. I still have long way to go.
What has been your most enjoyable song to write?
I enjoy writing every song. I sit with my guitar and I wouldn’t even know what I would be writing about. I keep thinking and try to come up with something and when it clicks it just comes out of me. Sometimes the words come first and then the tune, and sometimes it’s the tune and then the words.Some takes a month to finish and some can happen within a few minutes. I don’t remember myself writing during the song making process. The tune and words remain in my head.