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Fresh Indie Fridays #44

Listen to the latest releases from independent acts

David Britto Apr 08, 2022

Scroll down to hear new releases on Fresh Indie Fridays by indie artists (from left) Raghav Meattle, Mister Miyagi and Anirudh Varma. Photos: Courtesy of the artists

Raghav Meattle – “Am I Overthinking This?”

Mumbai-based singer-songwriter Raghav Meattle’s latest offering is a delicate track called “Am I Overthinking This?” It features quaint acoustic guitar parts, melodic whistling, Meattle’s tender voice and poignant lyrics. The artist said in a statement, “‘Am I Overthinking This?’ is a song I wrote about my mental health a few years ago and the loneliness that comes with being an artist. I had a bunch of lines written down and recently converted those lines into a song. Glad to be out of depression and put it out into the world.” The song also marks Meattle’s debut as a producer.

Mister Miyagi – “Would You Dance With Me?”

Mumbai guitarist-bassist and vocalist Jeremy Samson aka Mister Miyagi’s newest drop comes in the form of the disco-leaning “Would You Dance With Me?” The musician worked with keyboardist-producer Brent Tauro (of erstwhile pop-rockers Strike Three) on the track that includes plenty of synths, lush acoustic guitar strumming, retro soundscapes and his infectious vocals. In a statement, the artist said, “The song evokes the same energy as a coming-of-age movie, wherein the protagonist dances the night away with their high-school crush.”

The Anirudh Varma Collective – Homecoming

New Delhi pianist, composer and producer Anirudh Varma’s outfit, The Anirudh Varma Collective, recently released their 10-track sophomore album, Homecoming. The record juxtaposes Indian classical music, jazz, R&B as well as fusion and world music quite impressively. With over 150 artists performing on the record, Varma said in a statement that the music “aims to bring artists and musicians of diverse musical and cultural backgrounds together to form a unique contemporary identity of Indian classical music for audiences of all age groups.”

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