On 28th March 2016, I was overwhelmed by a sudden sense of wanting to give up and retire from music having been at it for 24 years. I had performed the globe over, published 20 odd albums, impressed upon thousands of people with the ‘gift’ of music; but at that point felt that it was all futile having left me unfulfilled. In that state, I did the strangest of things—I wrote another song “Be Strong”. The following day, I woke up with the idea of writing 1000 songs in 1000 days, in real terms, a song a day.
I later remembered the story of Scheherazade, the lady of Arabian Nights fame, who changed the heart of the angry king with 1001 tales told over as many days. That evening, after I got home from work, I sat down again and wrote “Crossing Over.” The following evening I wrote “Blest & Broken” in a similar fashion. By then I was convinced that I could do this for 1000 days, and resolved to do so.
This challenge started small conceptually, composing afresh on a daily basis (music and lyrics) & producing "live" and publishing a song a day for 1000 days called '1000 Songs In 1000 Days'. However from the start, an additional song was done for children as well called 'A Children's Song A Day'. This got easy after a while. Thus I raised the bar as follows:-
3 Songs A Day for 100 Days (Day 700-799)
7 Songs A Day for 40 Days (Day 950-989)
21 Songs In One Day (Day 999)
With respect to the above, the following record attempts have been accepted by the Golden Book of World Records that have clearly understood the output and methodology associated with this challenge and were able to establish a standard for what is called a song, and song production.
•Quotidian feat of composing, producing and publishing song "live" incessantly for 1000 days (April 08, 2017 - January 02, 2020)
•Quotidian feat of composing, producing and publishing multiple songs incessantly for 100 days (March 08, 2019 - June 15, 2019)
•Most songs composed, produced and published by an individual in one day (January 01, 2020)
•Quotidian feat of composing, producing and publishing children's song incessantly for 1000 days [they do not consider the children's song as a regular song, but certainly call it children's song] (April 08, 2017 - January 02, 2020)