Run Pussy Run
Run Pussy Run is a collaborative project led by Gowri Jayakumar. With cheeky lyrics, unpredictable rhythmic and harmonic journeys, RPR played for Kappa TV’s Music Mojo program. After their win at Project Aloft Star, amplified by MTV Asia 2015, RPR went on to win the Best Songwriting Award at the Hornbill International Rock Contest. After a 5-month hiatus, RPR will come together again in June.
What have you been up to since winning Project Aloft Star, Amplified by MTV in 2015?
Since we won Project Aloft Star, the line-up changed. The members of the collective are currently playing with different acts, and we plan to come together in June to work on new material. I (Gowri) have been working on my electro project Pulpy Shilpy and plan to release my solo acoustic album later this year.
What did you do with the prize money?
With the new line-up, we worked on new arrangements for a week, and then used the money to travel and perform at the Hornbill International Rock Competition in Nagaland, where Run Pussy Run won the Best Songwriting Award. Now the new line-up is coming together in June to work on new material and take it to the studio to record.
What was your biggest takeaway from the Project Aloft Star, Amplified by MTV experience?
There are many subtle and little-known opportunities all around to support your effort. Project Aloft Star not only financially pushed us forward, but also built our confidence and faith in what we are doing.
What are your future plans?
The band consists of full-time musicians and we plan to keep doing what we do best - music! The idea is to keep learning, composing, travelling, collaborating and documenting this process through albums, singles, etc.
Any advice for future contestants?
Keep it real and perform your best. Don’t think of it as a competition. It is another platform to showcase your work, so do it honestly.
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