Keep your eyes on Aman Sabri
By Mahika Panditha
If you’ve been through Tik Tok, you’ve probably heard the amazing voice of Aman Sabri. He is currently pursuing his studies in International Business and Finance at Imperial College. He hopes to record his first album of songs while learning to play various musical instruments. We can’t wait to hear him – he’s a very talented young man! As you can see he loves to sing – you should definitely check out his Tik Tok and Instagram account (@amansabri_). He covers a myriad of songs from many genres and is a huge fan of artists such as The Weeknd and Bruno Mars who inspire him to write music every day!
Hi Aman! Before getting to the heart of the matter, tell our readers a little about yourself!
I am a 21 year old singer and songwriter from Kandy. Studied at St. Anthony’s College in Kandy and currently a student at Imperial College. I do covers and post them on social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. I have two brothers who are as musical as me.
You are a rising star! How did you get into music?
Well, it was basically a progression over time. I think it all comes from my parents who played the keyboard at the time and there was always music in the house when I was little. When I was about 14, I entered a school singing competition as a joke and was placed third. The judges told me that I have a very unique tone and that I should work on my voice more. I took their advice and searched YouTube for vocal exercises, practiced them almost every day, and ended up improving at singing. On top of that, artists like Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and One Direction inspired me to become who I am today.
Why is music important to you?
Music has always been an integral part of my life, as far back as I can remember. Whether I’m in a good mood or in a bad mood, there is always a song that matches my mood. No matter how stressed I am, as soon as I put on my headphones, I am disconnected from reality and in a stress-free zone where I can collect my thoughts. It’s crazy how a song can give you a whirlwind of emotions. As an artist, making music is a way for me to tell my story or my experiences to listeners in the hope that they can relate to it while still wanting to come back for more.
Tell us about your journey on Tik Tok and where you hope to be in a few years on the platform?
When I first started on TikTok, I had very little hope of being recognized as I was unfamiliar and unsure of the app’s algorithm, but I had heard a lot about people and their content went viral, so I thought I would give it a shot. About four posts, I got my first viral TikTok which currently has over 17,000 views and over 1,600 likes. It wasn’t much, but I had amassed over 100 subscribers overnight because of it. I then realized the potential of this app and started posting more regularly. Fast forward to today, I now have a community of around 4,600 (and growing) followers, who have nothing less than support and I am eternally grateful to all of them.
As of now, I have no aspirations of what I want to do on the platform in the future, as TikTok is an ever-evolving app and it’s hard to determine what it will look like even months from now. . As I started on TikTok, I plan to play around and see where the road takes me.
How do you think Tik Tok has helped you in your career?
Compared to other platforms, I have to say that TikTok definitely has an advantage when it comes to providing more recognition to its users. Their algorithm makes your content visible to a larger audience, which in the long run also helps you gain a lot of followers. Moreover, the user interface of the app is simple and allows you to interact with your followers quite easily. Overall, the app has allowed me to boost my career and gain the recognition I have always sought.
So besides music, what do you do in your free time?
Free time allows me to watch an unhealthy amount of Netflix and TikTok. I’m also a huge sports fan, so every time I sit idle it’s in front of a TV with the sports channel on. I’m also a fitness enthusiast as I spend most of my nights at the gym doing intense workouts.
Any advice for aspiring artists who are afraid to share their voices and talents online?
My advice to them is that they shouldn’t worry about what other people have to say as long as they believe in themselves. This mindset has allowed me to post content for thousands of people without having to worry about what to think about it. In addition, they should not be afraid of making mistakes as it is part of the learning process. Just be real, be you.