We love mainstream music artists as much as anyone, but we're also all about supporting up-and-coming talent. Over the past few years, we've seen singers make their way from an underground fan base to worldwide recognition. One such young emerging virtuoso that we have on our 2020 radar is Rafay Israr. The Rising Talent of the Year 2018 awardee rose to fame with his debut song, Sajni. Since then Israr has become a blossoming artist who deserves a slot in your streaming queue. MAG invites the talented songster for a quick and fun rapid fire. Here are 60 seconds from his life. Excerpts:

If your life had a theme song, what would it be?

Dil Chahta Hai.

If you could bring one fictional character to life, who would it be?

Batman for sure.

Do you have a useless talent?

I can cut onions without crying.

Best compliment you have ever received?

When people cover my original music and tell me they listen to it everyday.

If you could be a child for one day, what would you do?

Find out that what’s so good about eating sand.

An item you like to collect?

I used to collect different currencies when I was a kid.

What can turn the day around for you?

Composing a new melody.

Your favourite health care regimen?

Oiling my hair weekly.

Tell us an embarrassing story.

Going to a TV interview and wearing two different colour socks by mistake.

Something you wish you had more time to do?

Enjoying my teens.

If you could meet a person for the first time again, who would it be?

My wife.