Fighting Through Adversities and Becoming a RnB Sensation in UK - Journey of Deepak "Baegera" Agrawal
Jul 06, 2020 11:26
Pain. Suffering. Hurt. Loss. Grief. Agony. And giving up.
These words are just a small map of the road to life’s series of unfortunate events. The world we live in today has a population of 7.8 billion people, and life lays its cruelties on everyone. The pain of letting someone or something go, suffering in the hardest of conditions, hurting because of trauma, grieving for losing something close to you, agonized because of pressure, feeling overwhelmed, and giving up because it is all too much to bear.
But that is just one way to look at life and narrate the story; there is always another way.
Confidence. Bravery. Healing. Victory. Pleasure. Acceptance. And freedom.
Life may be a series of unfortunate events, and more than often, a person is crushed under the brutal experiences before they even get to see the brighter side of life. However, that is not all there is. Life is more than just a hapless story, and it’s about what the person focuses on seeing. While people might choose to look at the negative aspects of life, there is always a silver lining. Like everything else, these aspects are interconnected, and an individual is presented with two choices; to either run from them or learn from them. And all it takes to choose the latter is a little courage and motivation.
The world is filled with countless examples of people who led a life of adversities and yet, instead of being dragged down, chose to rise up stronger than ever before such as the host, Oprah Winfrey, the designer, Ralph Lauren, the author, J.K Rowling, and, RnB rising star, Deepak Raj Agrawal.
Professionally known as BAEGERA, Deepak is a 31-year old star stirring hype in the RnB sphere. Baegera led a life full of hardships, and for a while, he even gave up music. But instead of giving up and letting go, Baegera rose up with strength and is known today for his outstanding music and silvery vocals.
A PEEK IN THE PAST
Deepak Raj Agrawal was born on August 11, 1988, in Feltham, a suburb of London. Throughout his childhood, he lived with his parents, who are Indians. The neighborhood was known for the various crime stories, with H.M. Prison Feltham at their doorstep.
In order to protect him from crime and various wrongdoings, Baegera’s parents moved with him to Allahabad, India, to start over. Baegera spent six years of his life in Western Culture, and moving to a City with no resources was really hard on him. His parents had protected him from crime, but poverty was nerve-racking. Baegera lived most of the time with his grandparents and his aunt, who taught kids at home.
At the time, electricity and water were always a problem. Remembering the conditions, he says, “There were days when I had to resort to candlelight to read books. Showering with cold water was normal. My father used to pour leftover water from the bucket over my head. Wasting water was not an option.”
When Deepak was ten years old, he returned to the U.K with his family. They were residing in the Borough of Hounslow, close to Heathrow Airport. His mother started working in a catering company, packing food, and his father got a job at British Airways.
Baegera was sent to Cranford Community College, where the conditions were horrible. He recalls, “I remember the time when a classmate put a gun to my head. Drugs and fights were normal. I couldn’t wait to get out of there.” Even the neighborhood was terrible.
After finishing high school, Baegera went to a Private School, Abingdon. There, he boarded for two years on the school grounds. Being fond of music, he wanted to take it up as a subject, but his parents denied, saying it was a waste of time.
However, his father bought him a guitar. Determined to take his passion forward, Baegera got himself enrolled in private lessons. During the summer holidays, Baegera took part in a theater production and played the lead role in the play, “In the Name of Sex.” Everyone there was capable beyond limits, and Baegera wanted to sing and play more than one instrument as well. He could feel the love for music growing, and as soon as his year finished, he took a gap year in an attempt to pursue music.
His songs and music were heavily influenced by Indian classical music, and to take it a step ahead, he travelled to India to study music, even though his father was against the idea. Upon returning, he started a Degree in Biochemistry at Imperial College, London, due to pressure from his father. His father wanted him to be a doctor, but Baegera had other plans. Eventually, Baegera dropped out in the first year to pursue his passion for music.
A LOOK AT NOW
By July 2018, Baegera had begun working on his debut single, Seen You Before, which was released on December 6. The track is an international collaboration, which was written and recorded at Peer Studios in Los Angeles. The backing vocals were recorded at Tileyard in London by “Ali Tennant,” the song was mixed at Larrabee Studios back in Los Angeles by Jaycen Joshua, and then mastered by Chris Athens at Sterlings in New York.
Seen You Before was released by his own independent label, Hakadosh Records, and peaked no. 9 on the U.K. Pop Chart. The song also had 4 deep house remixes released at the end of the year. The song gained immense recognition due to its soulful music, deep vocals, and unique vibe.
As of today, Baegera is working on more amazing tracks with the hope to shine bright in the RnB world.
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