Welcome to Homegrown's New Music Round-Up, the ultimate destination for discovering the week's hottest releases across all genres. Each week, we curate a handpicked and homegrown selection of fresh sounds. This week features hip-hop, chillwave and more.
Watch Out by Komorebi
Indian electronica producer and singer Komorebi continues the story of Kiane, the central character of her new, conceptual album The Fall in her new single and video, Watch Out that showcases Komorebi’s strengths as a songwriter and as a collaborative musician. The single features celebrated Indian bassist Warren Mendonsa, indie folk pop band Easy Wanderlings and guitarist Dhruv Vishwanath where emotionally charged and vulnerable soundscapes are a dreamy, serene musical backdrop for Komorebi’s words. The video is shot amidst the stark landscapes of Leh in sub-zero temperatures by filmmaker Rahul Dutta (Starving Artist Films).
Watch it below.
Opening Act by Reble
Emerging rap sensation from the hills of Meghalaya, Reble, has unveiled Opening Act. Her brand new single as part of an upcoming album, out soon on Mumbai-based label, nrtya. In a musical revelation that delves into the very essence of Reble's creative identity, the track emerges as an eloquent portrayal of the artist's inner world. The song presents a deeply resonant perspective, capturing the essence of an aspiring underground artist yearning for her moment in the spotlight. As the title implies, Opening Act serves as a prelude to what her forthcoming album holds.
Listen to it below.
Anushasan by Krantinaari
Krantinaari's latest single 'Anushasan' delves into a unique blend of grime and hip hop, breaking gender boundaries in the male-dominated music genre. Drawing inspiration from her experiences as an army NCC cadet, she steps into the role of a news reporter within the song to address pressing issues of our times. From cyber threats to chemical drug abuse and the influence of social media on mental health, 'Anushasan' serves as a commentary on the challenges of modern life. The song's creation involved Krantinaari's personal involvement in crafting the bassline and collaborating with artists like C4GE and Aryaman Singh. The accompanying video, directed by Aryaman Singh and shot by Abhimanyu Ullas, captures the essence of the song's message documenting Krantinaari's observations during her travels across the country.
Listen to it below.
Exploration One by OLD
Indian electronic artist Saurabh Choraria embarked on an audio/visual journey in September 2022 under the moniker OLD, crafting music that is a blend of Chillsynth, Chillwave, Dreamwave, Spacewave, and Ambient. His latest 3-track EP Exploration One is yet another poignant body of work where pulsating synth textures and cruising basslines propel the listener through a sonic voyage. This EP offers a dynamic auditory experience, where each track unfolds like a vivid dream, enveloping the audience in a sweet, mesmerizing and ever-expanding cocoon of sound.
Listen to track from the EP below.