Science categorizes intelligence into nine categories like Linguistics intelligence, musical intelligence, naturalistic intelligence, and many more else. It is the musical intelligence that reflects the capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and note. They are vocalist and sensitive listeners.
Meanwhile, Linguistics intelligence offers the ability to play the words in an enchanting manner. Kelsang Shrestha has been blessed with Linguistics as well as musical intelligence. His appealing lyrics and serene voice ensure tranquility, bliss, and joy to one’s body, mind, and soul.
Kelsang Shrestha is a young and mellifluous Nepalese singer, songwriter, and song composer based in Kathmandu. He has been the YouTube sensation after the release of his single debut “Bijuli Dai” in collaboration with Bajra Creation Records.
Born and raised in Kathmandu, Kelsang Shrestha is a new rising sensation in the Nepali music industry. He is an 18-year-old songwriter and singer. He has a total of four music videos on his official Youtube Channel, all of which were written, composed and sung by him. He has a total of about 2 million total views on his YouTube channel with 25.5K subscribers.
He recenlty graduated from Rato Bangala and has been applying to colleges in the United States.
Kelsang’s Early Life
He showed a keen interest in music from a very early age. He had two elder brothers, who were really enthusiastic about music, and even played the guitar. The very first musical instrument that he learnt to play was the ukuelele.Untill 14, the guitar wasn’t really his thing.He’d listen to his brothers sing and play, and be amused.This is how he developed an interest for Guitar.
From tailing his two elder brothers when they listened to John Mayer albums when, he was young to releasing his own music and opening for Rohit John Chettri, Kelsang Shrestha has come a long way in his musical career. He said he doesn’t follow a particular genre, but he adores indie and folk music. He initially was a huge fan of Ed Sheeran. He closely follows Rohit John Chettri and Pahenlo Batti Muni in the Nepali music realm.
There’s another incident that encouraged him to release his songs. One of his brothers uploaded a song he’d written himself, on Soundcloud. And even though the song was good and he had a good understanding of music, he didn’t want to pursue music because he didn’t think it could make him a musician. This upset Kelsang quite a bit. He wanted to prove that even young people who want to pursue a creative and unorthodox career like music can be successful.
His Journey Through Music
He wrote his very first song at 15. It was a love song, but, for a 15-year-old, it really was something applaudable.”It was cringy and cute and all, but, I did enjoy writing the song”, said Kelsang in one of the posts he had made on his Instagram account.
On the day he wrote, Bijuli Dai, he asked himself whether he wanted to leave that 200-eths notes song just recorded on his phone or rather, be heard by all the people of his age group – the ones who could relate to procrastiantion and teenage problems.He came to realise that “Bijuli Dai” needed to be heard by all.He made up his mind to record the song at a studio and release it.He felt that being able to express himself in that way, and to share what he loved doing, would be something that others would derive pleasure from, too.
It wasn’t easy enough for him to make his works be heard by everyone. He had to go here and there looking for producers and directors. He reached out to so many, but, sadly, none approved. He was asked for a sum of money he couldn’t even afford.
Luckily enough, he came across to Katha Haru and Kobid Bazra. Kobid is a music director at Bajra Creation Records. They helped him a lot with the song,” Bijuli Dai” and even recorded and released his work free of cost.
He said he’d have shared and released “Timilai”, a beautiful love song having one million-plus view on YouTube, earlier than “Bijuli Dai” but because of things that happened in between, he couldn’t. He asserted, ” Everything that happens, happens for a good reason.”
“When I started out it was really really hard to breakthrough. It always is, but ailey it’s more widespread with more producers opening to collabs and the growth of this music circle and social media. But back in the day, I felt quite isolated at that age – as a musician, because there were only a few people like me at my age. But Ailey ta tannai cha and it’s great to see all this new talent.”,kelsang Shrestha
Personally, he’s amiable, modest, smart-working, kind, and “A Great Procrastinator, just like me.”