OC TV: Singer-Songwriter Amrit Dasu

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Amrit Dasu is a singer, songwriter and model of Indian descent who was born in the United States and raised in Hong Kong. English is his first language; however, he is also fluent in Cantonese, Hindi and Punjabi. His mother was also a singer, so he has been drawn to music since the beginning. His father travelled very often for business, so Amrit got to see all parts of the world at a very young age. Naturally, this opportunity gave him a worldly and eclectic taste in music. Some of his biggest influences are superstars like Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Jay Sean.

Amrit admires the artists who have the look, the voice, the dance moves, the music and, most importantly, the ability to have a positive influence on the world — basically the total package, which is what he aspires to be himself. His music career began taking off, and so did his modelling. He landed an audition for New Era and was the face of New Era baseball caps in all Lids stores across the country.

His first single, “November,” is off his new album produced by the legendary Rishi Rich and available on Vevo and iTunes.

He released two brand-new EPs in 2014 titled 1986 and November.

I had the opportunity to speak to Amrit just before he premiered his single “Wrong feat. Rishi Rich” at the ANOKHI Awards 2015, where he opened the show. With a talent carefully constructed under the guidance and musical expertise of Rishi Rich, Amrit has a promising start to a very long music career. He sat down with me for an intimate chat about his hopes and dreams in music, his personal experiences and how they have shaped his music, and what really makes him stand apart from the rest.