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 progressive rock, hip-hop and much more.
Ethe Rakh by Prabh Deep
Prabh Deep's EP, The KING Returns, marks a scintillating chapter in his artistic journey, reflecting on life's unexpected challenges and joys. The lead single, Ethe Rakh, stands out as a testament to Prabh's evolution as an artist. The track builds on a polished sonic vocabulary, exploring introspective themes like loss, childhood memories, and the confidence of an artist at his peak. The self-worth narrative showcased in Ethe Rakh parallels Prabh Deep's rise in the music game, offering fans a glimpse of both his past and the promising future he pledges to deliver.
Listen to it below.
Ranjha by Hashbass & Divyam Sodhi
Ranjha is the latest soul-stirring composition by Hashbass, also known as Harshit Misra, a prolific musician in the independent music scene. Teaming up with emerging ghazal singer Divyam Sodhi, Ranjha marks Misra's first release of 2024 under Misfits Inc., showcasing his diverse musical expertise. Released on January 12, the melancholic track reflects Misra's eclectic taste, drawing inspiration from Yellowjackets, J Dilla, gospel, Indian Carnatic music, and various genres like electronica, funk, and jazz.
Monochrome by Popcorn Kid
Monochrome by Popcorn Kid (Nikhil Narayan) is a unique musical journey depicting the stages of a romance through poignant lyrics and an evocative melody. As the producer and soulful voice, Popcorn Kid blends nostalgia and modernity, drawing inspiration from Roosevelt, Parcels, Tuxedo, and Jungle. The track captures the essence of love's transformation, from tentative beginnings to a powerful connection, reflecting the protagonist's introspection. Popcorn Kid's musical alchemy, influenced by his journey from Chennai to Exeter, establishes him as a rising name in 80's disco funk, RnB, and funk. 'Monochrome' invites listeners to experience Popcorn Kid's magic in a concise sonic tapestry.
Ours Is But To Reason Why by Abhinav Srikant
Mumbai-based self-taught guitarist, composer, and producer Abhinav Srikant's latest EP Antifragile explores the concept of growing stronger in the face of adversity, emphasizing a proactive response rather than mere resilience. It delves into balancing hope, agency, and action while accepting what cannot be controlled. Srikant challenges the human instinct to impose order on an uncertain universe, suggesting that acknowledging life's absurdity doesn't necessitate pessimism. Instead, intellectual honesty should coexist with the pursuit of a better and happier life, reflecting a recurrent emotional theme on the EP.
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