Musician Varun Sunil’s lockdown playlist recommendations

Music that rejuvenates

‘Always in my head’ by Coldplay

It makes me really feel good inside out. The excellent music to take heed to whereas looking into the evening sky from my residence in Mumbai.

Coldplay on stage
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‘Kaash’ by Hariharan

A composition apt for the current instances. It relieves any form of stress.

‘Dream catcher’ by Maneesh de Moor and Bahramji

The meditative instrumental monitor, with Persian lyrics added in direction of the tip, has a mystic contact to it. It takes you alongside on a journey, as if via a desert.

‘Hey now’ by London Grammar

Whenever I take heed to the monitor, I really feel as if I can breathe underneath water or as if I’m in area; it takes me to a different world.

‘Sky kisses Earth’ by Prem Joshua

The instrumental composition has a versatility about it as there’s a seamless fusion of devices resembling sitar, flute and tabla with trendy sounds and chants.

Feeling at house

‘Vellara poomala mele’ from Varavelpu

This music by Johnson grasp has a folksy really feel to it, that makes me lengthy for my house in Kerala.

‘Devanganangal’ from Njan Gandharvan

Yet one other evergreen monitor by Johnson grasp, the melody is in one in every of my favorite ragas, Kalyani. The depth in Dasettan’s [KJ Yesudas] voice takes it to a different stage.

A screenshot of the song ‘Sundari kannal’ from the Tamil movie ‘Thalapathy’

A screenshot of the music ‘Sundari kannal’ from the Tamil film ‘Thalapathy’  
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‘Sundari kannal’ from Thalapathi

Composed by the legend, Ilaiyaraaja, no different music has been so sweetly picturised on my favorite actor, Rajinikanth.

Nila kaigirathu’ from Indira

Voice of Hari ji (Hariharan) stands out within the melody. Also I really like the best way how Rahman sir [AR Rahman] has blended mridangam within the composition.

‘What about me’ by Snarky Puppy

The multiple-Grammy award-winning instrumental ensemble has been phenomenal on this monitor. It is wonderful how so many artistes might be in sync and likewise be excellent.

When love is within the air

‘Samajavaragamana’ from Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo

This Telugu quantity crooned by Sid Sriram and composed by S Thaman, has a peppiness to it.

A screenshot of the song ‘Samajavaragamana’ from the Telugu movie ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’

A screenshot of the music ‘Samajavaragamana’ from the Telugu film ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’  
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‘Malare mounama’ from Karnaa

A gem from Vidyasagar. The orchestration and the voices of SP Balasubrahmanyam and S Janaki make it my favorite.

‘Laal ishq’ from Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

Arijit Singh, well-liked for his free-flowing, open-throated songs, does full justice to this Hindustani-flavoured monitor composed by the movie’s director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

‘Jashn-e-bahara’ from Jodhaa Akbar

Rahman sir has superbly blended his music into the visuals, and Javed Ali’s voice creates magic. I’m significantly keen on the ‘anupallavi’ part.

‘Netru illatha matram’ from Puthiya Mugham

The lyrics stand out on this AR Rahman monitor. And what units the romantic temper is the sweetness in Sujatha chechi’s [Sujatha Mohan] voice.

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