Swarathma bassist Jishnu Dasgupta has lockdown playlist recommendations for you

Jishnu Dasgupta, bassist and artist manager of Swarathma

Jishnu Dasgupta, bassist and artist manager of Swarathma   | Photo Credit: Vedant Modani by special arrangement

Jishnu is listening to nostalgic numbers from the likes of Pink Floyd, as well as fresh tracks from indie bands like aswekeepsearching

Blast from the Past

Sweetness Follows by R.E.M

A dark yet gorgeous, brooding tune that is about still striving to find a way to live your life filled with joy and wonder and staying all together — not a bad message for the times we’re going through.

High Hopes (Live Pulse) by Pink Floyd

This song’s live version with the massive church bell chiming out a constant pulse in the key of C is almost hypnotic.

Weather With You by Crowded House

I’ve returned to this song’s lilting chorus of taking the weather with you, as a wonderful message for keeping your chin up in these times.

New Music

Earth by EOB

A Radiohead member you don’t hear about much is Ed O’Brien, their rhythm guitarist who has come up with a great solo effort that is a step away from what British indie sound is usually like.

Sleep by aswekeepsearching

One of my favourite indie bands right now are these post-rockers who are bringing in some serious songwriting chops to the table. Their latest, Sleep, is definitely worth a spin.

Befikre by Naalayak

Known for an electric stage act and high-energy songs, it’s refreshing to see the Delhi indie rockers evolve sonically to what I consider their best effort yet.

The Feel Good Playlist

New Shoes by Paolo Nutini

This song never fails to lift spirits! I first heard it on a shoe commercial (surprise, surprise!) and it immediately became a earworm thanks to the simple but brilliant songwriting.

Budapest by George Ezra

It is hard to fathom how a young singer like Ezra could own that delightful deep voice and write such gorgeous melodies.

Anjaane by Strings

I played this song to my two boys, aged five and 10, as an introduction to 1990s pop, and immediately felt a resurgence of a feel-good vibe from my college common room TV sessions. What a great song!

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