From time to time, the Tamil independent music scene is blessed with talented male singers. Unfortunately, the lack of media support and the dominance of the South Indian movie industry are major obstacles for independent talents. Nonetheless, the rise of social media has somewhat helped young singers to showcase their talents to a wider audience. With that, we here at Trootz have compiled a list of seven young and upcoming Tamil male singers from around the world. We believe they will take the entire Tamil music scene by storm in the coming years.
Vicanes Jay (Malaysia)
Hailing from Perak, Vicanes Jay is definitely establishing himself as one of the bright male Tamil talents. Vicanes Jay first rose to prominence through his love failure song Adiyeh Kirukki which resonated well among youngsters. A consistent performer, Vicanes Jay is all set to release his debut album, Adiye Kirukki on December 2015.
Nerujan Sehasothy (Germany)
We first heard of Nerujan Sehasothy in the hit single – Kangal Rendum Pesuthey, composed by Kausikan Sivalingam. Ever since then, we have been keeping a tab on Nerujan and his musical pursuits. The German Tamil singer is currently competing in the prestigious and international singing competition Super Singer 5. We hope Nerujan will reach to a wider audience through his vocal prowess.
Shastan Kurup (Malaysia)
Fresh off winning a reality singing competition in Sri Lanka, Shastan is also in the process of establishing himself. Working closely with eminent music producer, Daddy Shaq, Shastan is definitely in the right hands and it will be about time before he blasts into the scene. His recent work can be seen in the 2015 Malaysian Tamil film – Vere Vazhi Ille, where he belts a melodious song.
Diluckshan Jeyaratnam (Denmark)
A YouTube sensation, Diluckshan Jeyaratnam possesses a soothing and melodious vocals. The Danish singer-songwriter first gained prominence through his covers of popular Tamil songs. His latest single, Irudhi, which was released on September 2015 has already attracted 75,000+ hits and counting. Working alongside award-winning composer German-based Tamil composer Kausikan, Diluckshan is at his best in Irudhi. We hope to see this combination again in the coming future.
Mugen Rao @ MGR (Malaysia)
A upcoming singer whose vocal flexibility is something to look out for. Mugen Rao, or known as MGR, is one part of the Malaysian music group – Random Crownz. Although, MGR has not done much tracks under his name, but his most recent one Ring-Eh has certainly caught our attention. MGR is currently all set to release his upcoming song – Kayalvizhi alongside his music group – Random Crownz.
Brown Jack Thusy (Canada)
Canada-based Brown Jack of SE Boyz has been belting out melodious hits since 2011 with Konjam Vekkam. Brown Jack has been growing from strength to strength and has delivered several infectious songs together with his music band SE Band. His latest release, C.Murugan, is a creative and playful effort which once again sees Brown Jack at his best. We hope to see Brown Jack or Thusy become a household name in the Tamil independent scene in the near future.
Arvind Raj (Malaysia)
Arvind Raj is another upcoming Malaysian singer who we are keeping our eyes on. Working closely with eminent producer Switch, Arvind Raj has been honing his music and vocals. He is currently busy recording in the studio for his debut album with Dope Boyz.