He is the voice of Mollywood’s most expensive song, ‘Kolusu thenni’ in recently released ‘Cousins’. Yazin Nizar is no unknown name in the music industry as the young singer has to his credit more than 25 songs in 2014 alone, including two tracks with Shreya Ghoshal. He has been part of a string of noted films be it ‘London Bridge’, ‘Vikramadithyan’ or ‘Bhayya Bhayya’. “Last year I could try all types of music, that too in four different languages,” says the upbeat singer who also featured in the video of ‘Zindagi’, the Hindi track in ‘Angry Babies’.
Yazin says though he has been in the music field for a while now, he was a bit skeptical about a singing career. “Music was my passion and I grew up learning and listening to it. My whole family had an inclination towards music and they always supported me. But at that time I was not sure how reliable a career in music was and decided to complete my MBA first,” he says.
During his school and collage days Yazin was the winner of many state and national level competitions and talent hunts. Later he was noted for his outstanding performance in a couple of popular music reality shows. “I wouldn’t say reality shows offered me an easy entry to the industry. But as a participant I could master many genres of music for performing in various rounds,” he says.
Though he made his playback debut at the age of 12 his real break was Lal Jose’s ‘Spanish Masala’. “In Tamil my first song ‘Avatha payya’ from the movie ‘Paradesi’ was a hit and after that I started getting steady work that include films like ‘Theeya Velai Seiyanom Kumaru’, ‘Goli Soda’ and ‘Amarakaviyam’.
Yazin, who has sung in all south languages, says he has not faced any diction problem so far. “In the beginning Telugu was a little difficult, but now I am equally comfortable with all the four languages.
He says the biggest challenge faced by upcoming singers is the span of their sustainability.
“There is a lot of competition and everybody including actors and composers are singing nowadays. That means your struggle period doesn’t end with your entry or first break.”
Be it the classical fusion in ‘Musafir’ or a fast Yuvan Shankar Raja number, Yazin has experimented with almost all genres of music. “I always try to sing in various genres, but Sufi music is something really close to my heart. The song in ‘Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah’ is one of my favourites,” he says. The young singer has a handful of upcoming projects and he says his biggest dream is to sing for A R Rahman. “I have sung for the background score in ‘I’ and ‘Linga’ and I am really looking forward to work with the maestro,” he adds.