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Music for the zesty soul
Two of my most favourite and relatable songs for the season are Love Love Love by Of Monsters and Men, and Down by Marian Hill. I just got back from my trip to Goa with my college friends. These songs just remind me of the light showers, the fresh and green Goa, and us riding our scooties and playing music on this one tiny portable speaker.
Reflecting in the raindrops
Regina Spektor’s Fidelity has a lot of nostalgia attached to it for me and it brings back some intense feelings. Other than that, Clair De Lune by Claude Debussy is the most beautiful piano piece I know. But a song that I recently heard and instantly fell in love with is, Lost On You by Lewis Capaldi. It’s bare and raw, but with a lot of depth.
Wallowing in wanderlust
Two of my top monsoon tracks are Safar from Jab Harry Met Sejal and Channa Mereya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Safar is a beautiful track to listen to when you’re on the road, because it just feels like you’ll get there at some point. Channa Mereya also feels like it’s leading somewhere, so I love that.
From the indie-pop era
Indian Rain by Colonial Cousins reminds me of my first indie-pop cassette. The vocals and the composition, everything about this song is just right. Another song that takes me back to my childhood is the Bengali song Srabono Ghonay by Nachiketa. The melody and the mood are captured beautifully.
Spellbound by the drizzle
My Heart, My Life from Night Song by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Micheal Brook is the first song that comes to my mind when it’s pouring. This song transports me to my own fantasy land. It’s so sublime yet powerful that it’s almost like a spell. Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me is another song that makes the day pretty. Her voice is inspiring too.
From HT Brunch, July 23, 2017
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