A first generation Indian American and the frontman of New York-based band named after ‘Goldspot’ a popular orange-flavoured carbonated drink in India in the early 90’s; Siddhartha Khosla creates music which tugs at heart strings and sets feet tapping.
Khosla’s music is a blend of retro indie, pop-rock, light pyschedelic rock, something for every mood. The first thing which you notice about the band and their music are the lyrics.
The ‘Friday’ hitmaker who founded the band, also pens the lyrics of the songs which ‘Goldspot’ plays, prefers doing concept records- basing all songs on a singular concept.
On a recent visit to India, he revealed that many songs from the band’s latest album Aerogramme (2013) are based on stories about his family and his childhood in India.
"I believe when I write an album, I’m creating a piece of art and I’m always trying to write from the heart and in my heart is my family so that is all I can really write about", Siddharth told PTI.
Khosla shares that his parents moved to the US from India in 1976 with only 8 dollars in their pockets.
"Within a year of their arrival, I was born. They were studying and at the same time managing full-time jobs. They had to make one of the toughest decisions they had ever made ? sending me back to India to live with my grandparents in Delhi", says Khosla.