This guy started his chanter under his school’s tree when experimenting with his voice-box was for friends alone. His rustic voice created massive ripples across the internet soon after it hit the cyber waves. Bachana, was the video which brought Bilal Khan to fame, since then there are countless grooves this singer has been producing, the latest amongst the list being Hua Tha Pyaar and Khamoshi. This poised vocalist joins MAG for a quick and fun rapid fire. Here are 60 seconds from his life. Excerpts:

What is your motivation and muse to write songs?

Experiences in life.

What instruments do you play and what was your first instrument?

I play guitar, a little bit of piano and also drum machines with my first instrument being a guitar.

Is there any song that you wrote which symbolises your childhood?

I think Taqdeer captures the freedom of not having anything and that actually gave me the tenacity and ability to take risks.

Your fondest memories – in your house, neighbourhood or at a gig?

That's a great question. I think I miss the smallest things like playing a game of Ludo or cards while there is a power outage or cycling with my best friend in the rain or even LUMS ki chai.

How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

I just pretend it didn't happen, but later in the night I really criticise myself and cry myself to bed (just kidding).

What is your favourite place to tour?

London was a lot of fun and the band I had there was super fun to work with.

What job would you be doing now if you didn’t have a career in music?

Probably something visual, like graphic designing or video direction.

If you were to give someone an advice on song writing, what would it be?

Just spend a lot of time on writing lots and lots of songs and learn an instrument.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

That's a secret, but it’s somewhere where no one has been.

A song that describes you?

Larho Mujhey is a composition which would describe me.