'Nothing quite impacts the adolescent brain like the first flush of love, nothing quite dictates life’s journey like the tortuous and powerful process of heartbreak . Yet, it is so beautiful and pure that we remain touched by it in many small and big ways daily , decades into the journey through life. The English poet Alfred Tennyson says that it is better to have loved and lost that never to have loved at all . So true - my extensive experience with young people, adolescents and emotions also sings ’’ It is better to have loved , survived and lived than not having lived at all! ’’, says Dr Ramya Mohan, Composer, Singer and an Adolescent and young people’s Psychiatrist
Dr Ramya already has two internationally acclaimed albums and a English/Hindi single to her credit (Blending the two very different worlds of Music and Medicine together to support children and young people’s mental health concept of CAPE), Dr Ramya is bringing out her first single in her mother tongue Kannada, interspersed with English. ‘’This song is very close to my heart as it is a homecoming in many ways’’, beamingly says Dr Ramya , a British-Indian and a Kannadiga by birth, who took a ‘from the heart’ decision to move back in 2016 to shift base to her hometown Bengaluru after nearly twenty years in the UK . The song talks about first love and as life progresses on, how this amazing feeling becomes ensconced within, enabling us to see colours and love in every aspect of our lives.
Ramya is active across continents in the spheres of Music, Art and Mental health , Ramya endeavors to increase awareness of young people’s mental health in India through the use of music and art. ‘’This song is a Psychiatrist-cum-Artiste’s take on life and love, my second single expressing various facts of life and love through the lens of a Psychiatrist & Artiste. I work extensively with high emotions, strife and complex human minds as a Psychiatrist. I am able to simplify and express my thoughts, feelings and experiences around human emotions and relationships through my music, songs and art to reach more people ‘’, says Ramya ,who has written the lyrics , composed ‘Kanasallu’ : Of dreams and love’, sung and performed in it. The song’s lyrics are in Kannada and English , reflective of the global hub Karnataka is today. It was the very first “Indie Kannada” single premiered on the BBC in May 2017. The music video was shot in London recently and was launched as a music video on You Tube this Christmas , the season of love.
Ramya’s ‘close-to-the heart’ lyrics, beautiful composition and soulful singing are ably supported by an international Kannada and Indian community of medics, musicians and filmmakers. Charan Rao's pure guitar notes are ambient. London’s and life’s picturesque beauty is ably captured in the music video by Anil Joshi (Screenplay/Direction/Cinematography) and Dhruv Bhatnagar (Visual production/Editing).