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THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC

14 Nov 2017 05:25am IST

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Dolcy D’Cruz

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14 Nov 2017 05:25am IST

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Bradwel Pinto recently released his debut single, ‘Life Ain’t Fair’, as a tribute to his young cousin who lost his life in a road accident. With heart wrenching lyrics, Bradwel pours out the emotions the families go through when young lives are lost in road mishaps. Café speaks to the artiste to know more about his music

After a lively musical performance at a restaurant in Calangute,

Bradwel Pinto received a call from his elder brother; a call that he would break his heart. It brought the news that his cousin, Oastler, had died in an accident. Soon after, the emotions he felt, the heartbreak, flowed out in the form of a song.

“The visuals that played out in front of me on the day of the funeral are some I can’t forget. I used this scene in my song’s chorus, ‘You closed your eyes and I saw you drift away. Your mama’s crying, bring him back to me. You sunk into the ground and I knew that you left us and went away.’ That’s why the song is called, ‘Life ain’t fair’, because he was one of the most innocent and beautiful souls I knew,” says Bradwel Pinto from Sangolda.

Bradwel is the son of Seby Pinto of Forefront and Anseca. Coming from a musical family, their love for music goes back four generations. He was inspired by his father to take up music. “My father brought home a tiny keyboard when I was five years old and I started playing with it. By the age of seven, I started keyboard classes and I had my first performance at Kala Academy, Panjim, just a week after starting classes for World Music Day, organised by Alliance Française. The stage soon became my happiest place,” adds Bradwel.

‘Life ain’t fair’ is the first song from Bradwel’s EP (Extended Play), which will include two more songs. “The songs are from my upcoming EP titled ‘Cease to Exist’ and the video for this song was shot by my close friend Jonathan Gonzalves. It is an original song written and produced by me as I wanted to do something on the lines of Chester Benington of Linkin Park’s vocal style. The music world lost this great artist too this year. This is my first song as a solo artist and the next song will be out by December,” says this 4th year Engineering Student of Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao.

Bradwel is a 7th Grade pianist and 4th Grade in Clarinet from Trinity School of Music London. He formed the rock band ‘The Horsemen’ in October 2014 and they were the opening act when Vengaboys performed in Goa. “The band was formed by me with Rohit Almeida on bass guitar and Donovan Monteiro on drums. Currently our line up consists of Royston D’Souza, vocals and rhythm guitar, Donovan on drums and Ashvajit Mahalunkar on bass guitar while I play the guitar and vocals. We recently performed at the opening night of the season at Southern Deck, Benaulim,” says the 21-year-old.

Highly influenced by the rock/metal genre, Bradwel is inspired by Slash, Jim Root and Andy James on the guitar while he adores the vocals of Chester Benington and Corey Taylor. His favourite rock personality is Kurt Cobain and he follows the bands, Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, Slipknot and Nirvana. “Chester gave a royal look to a rock band with his vocals and music aspects.” Bradwel has his own channel on YouTube with a couple of covers of popular artistes.

Coming back to his single, Bradwel says that he wants the song to reach out to youngsters. “I felt really hurt to lose my cousin and this was followed by the tragic accident in which Lee Ann Rocha and Ethan lost their lives. We had many mutual friends and I could see the pain they were going through. They could not even talk about the incident. Many were left completely shattered. I want youngsters to realise the importance of life and be safe on the roads,” concludes Bradwel.



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