Shruti Haasan On Healing Through Music
Grazia|January 2022
From finding solace in the shadows as a teen to evolving into the multi-hyphenate artist that she is now – Shruti Haasan talks about growth, goth, and Kafka
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It’s a memory that often comes back to her, not necessarily with a note of wistful nostalgia but with a renewed sense of knowledge of just how far she has come – 13-year-old Shruti Haasan humming the verses of a song by the extreme metal band, Cradle of Filth.

In their theatrics and symphony-laced tunes that referenced everything from the labyrinthine world of Edgar Allan Poe to the dark undertone of twisted nails, she discovered a hope that soothed her, gave her purpose, and allowed her to finally realise that she wasn’t all that alone in a world that had so far told her otherwise.

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