Lauv talks making it big without a record label, mental health issues and his growing fanbase in India

If the hundreds of teenage fans singing along to his songs at his concert in Mumbai earlier this week were anything to go by, then the worldwide success of American pop star Lauv aka Ari Leff is a testimony to the power of the internet. Tickets for the show, which was organised as part of event management company Percept Live’s Fly Music Festival series of gigs and was the first stop on Lauv’s ongoing tour of Asia, sold out over a month in advance. The performance marked his second visit to India after he opened for Ed Sheeran in Mumbai