#HGMusic: Listen To New Releases From Shah Rule, Ren & More

The Homegrown Music Round-Up
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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 pop-punk, hip-hop and much more.

Hold On Tight by Linformation & Perp

Hold On Tight by Perp is a compelling reflection of the Mumbai-based singer/songwriter Urmila Sivadas's indie musician journey. Produced in collaboration with Linformation, the track is a part of his recently released EP — 'Move', and delves into the challenges of self-preservation, toxic perfectionism, and societal pressures for constant productivity. Amidst the waves of anxiety, Perp encourages herself to hold on tight to her true self and journey, highlighting the importance of embracing challenges for the valuable lessons they offer. The track emphasizes enjoying the artistic journey rather than fixating on the destination, with an ultimate reminder to tightly grasp one's authentic self as a constant companion on the path of creativity.

Listen to it below.

Fake Face by Ren

Ren's debut single, Fake Face, explores the angst and uncertainty of modern living, delving into the emotional toll of hiding true feelings behind masks. Inspired by late '90s and early 2000s pop-punk and emo, the song features punk-esque guitar passages, smooth basslines, and anthemic choruses. Pune-based Ren aims to blend melodic pop with heavier sounds, defying conventions and creating a unique aesthetic on stage. Initially a project for Brendon D'Souza's live ambitions, Ren has evolved into a genre-defying act, merging diverse influences into a sonic world where pop hooks meet syncopated breakdowns and post-hardcore swagger.

Listen to it below.

96 by Shah Rule

Shah Rule, known for his clever lyricism, presents 96, a follow-up to his acclaimed track Game Set Match Red Bull 64 bars. This unfiltered snapshot of his post-therapy journey stands out as a raw freestyle that is devoid of hooks; providing profound insight into his mental state. Produced by Mr. Doss, the track not only showcases Shah Rule's lyrical prowess but also establishes him as a trailblazer in the Indian rap scene. 96 is a powerful and authentic expression, combining truth and humour to make a bold statement for English-language rap in India.

Listen to it below.

Cross The Line by Chirag Todi ft. Chezin

Cross The Line is a vibrant collaboration between Chirag, a diverse songwriter and performer based in Ahmedabad, India, and Chezin, an emerging Indian singer, songwriter, and record producer. The song transcends genres from pop to jazz, and explores breaking free from inhibitions and embracing a euphoric state of mind through social connections, particularly in modern dating culture. The video, shot in Vietnam, captures the playful journey of a contemporary couple, emphasizing how crossing physical borders can symbolize the breaking of mental barriers; reinforcing the song's theme of liberation and connection.

Listen to it below.