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You Can Win: New Delhi’s Sanchit Agarwal leads the way on ‘Victory’

After winning the internal battle against his previous personal demons which threatened to seriously destroy everything he loved, Sanchit Agarwal sends the world an instrumental anthem to convey his positive energy to defeat all that isn’t helping your life on ‘Victory‘.

Sanchit Agarwal is a confident New Delhi, India-based indie Rock artist, music producer, pianist, composer and songwriter.

This song is about the realization, that the fight is over, the mirror is broken, you’re the victory.” ~ Sanchit Agarwal

This feels like a raising-the-hands-to-conquer-all-doubts message which fearlessly shows you the way forward, from a world that can consume you so easily if you don’t get out of the quick-sand of no return. The powerful rock ballad is a vocal-less experience to truly remember – as you blend into the healing waves and come out feeling refreshed – whilst asserting like you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Victory‘ from the mightily skilled New Delhi, India-based indie Rock instrumental artist Sanchit Agarwal, is a thunderbolt of a track from a musician who uses the past to define his future in an inspiring way for us to learn from. This is a cinematic entry that deserves so much love, to move us away from the negative overthinking which can cloud your mind forever if you let it.

Hear this euphoric new release on YouTube and see his story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A Magical Place: Nav’s Hook admires the big city dreams on ‘Skyline’

After impressing on the wish-we-had-more-time gem called ‘Letters‘, Nav’s Hook is back with a deep track all about trying to avoid that ever-present loneliness on ‘Skyline‘.

Nav’s Hook is an ever-improving alt/pop/rock artist who is India-born and was raised in Cyprus. He mixes in elements of blues and other genres too, to bring forth a sterling blend of music creativity that sits so well with the soul.

An alt pop-rock tune with some space-rock elements, Skyline is sort of an imagining of a cityscape horizon that at first glance is fantasy like but underneath, carries an intriguing layer of a ‘romance-in-transit’. That amazingly lit up high-rise world where we live out our independence as individuals, and in the moment, with big city dreams. Though it’s changed in appearance over time, what’s never changed is the inert desire to conquer loneliness and hence, the short-lived ‘urban fling’. Sometimes special, and even beautiful, but at times a mindwarp escapade where we don’t let emotions get in the way, that is, until… they get in the way… (oh humanity!).” ~ Nav’s Hook

Featuring a studious beat which has you gazing outside the window wherever you are in the world, to see what is exactly around you as you pinch yourself and revert back into reality. With so many distractions around that can take you away from your true purpose, this is the perfect reminder that we all needed to hear.

Skyline‘ from the India-born, Cyprus-raised Nav’s Hook, swirls into your mind with a big light being brightly directed towards the big city. You can make your dreams inside but also be broken from all the break-ups, friendships lost, and lonely nights when you wonder deeply at the path you are headed down. Made with customary class and love from a soulful artist, this is a highly reflective track which will have you thinking deeply about your next move.

See this new music video on YouTube and see more news on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Wishful Thinking: Manuka kindly brings us her beautiful self-reflection on ‘Tribal Man’

With a truly calming ambiance and a stunning voice that might give you absolute shivers of joy, Manuka allows the warm light to shine through again after the cold darkness to heal us all on ‘Tribal Man‘.

Manuka is an Indian classical music-trained Barking-born, Leeds, UK-raised indie folk singer-songwriter and mental health worker with Sikh heritage, who is currently living in India.

This was a song written to heal and to ease my anxious heart. I go to this song always to help detox the darker thoughts that cloud my judgement.” ~ Manuka 

This is a sweetly-sung song from an angelic forest Queen named Manuka – as she lovingly calls for the world to calm down again – whilst reminding herself to stay grounded through all the over-stimulation that is growing around our scarred planet. You feel that she is rather self-aware and knows that there is so much more to life than being glued to a tiny screen – as she takes a deep breath that is pollution-free- feeling so grateful to have the support around her to truly blossom like a fresh flower and be free.

Tribal Man‘ from the wonderfully inspiring Leeds-raised, Goa, India-based indie folk artist and mental health worker Manuka, shows us a clear path to your hearts much-needed glow again. She sings with rare and pure intentions, that allows us to get lathered willingly into this wish-I-could-be-human again message, with that sweet nature smell each day. Just like things should be, away from those unnecessary temptations that lead us astray from the ultimate goal. True peace inside your hungry soul forever.

Hear this fine new single on her Spotify page and find out more about this captivating artist on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Kingdom Philosophy: Andre Bugatti looks deeper for the true realness in this flaky world with ‘Tell Me Your Lies’

As he hides his face away to keep it pure from the greedy vampires who are out for blood, Andre Bugatti has our minds awash with total intrigue on his latest track ‘Tell Me Your Lies‘.

Andre Bugatti is a Kerala, India-born, Auckland, New Zealand-raised indie hip-hop artist. He makes a soundscape come to life that is totally his own, as its completely sincere and full of inner meaning, mixed in with deliciously mellow beats to provoke the soul into a different space in time.

Influenced by his upbringing, both eastern and western culture play a part in his delicate story telling. Struggling to find a place in these two worlds, Andre has decided to fit into neither and make his own.” ~ Andre Bugatti

There is a soul-stirring release that is captured like a nostalgic Polaroid on this worthwhile track – that is packed full of calming flows – and a beat which seems to match the mood of this experience just right.

Tell Me Your Lies‘ from the New Zealand-raised indie rapper Andre Bugatti, is a highly thoughtful release which feels like he is looking for more than what meets the eye. In a world full of lies and swirling confusion, he ride away from the gusting winds that can take you away from that much-needed reality. He raps with a calm energy and a thoughtful mindset – that wraps a peaceful blend of love all over our hungry-for-real hearts – that truly needs all the love possible.

Looking at everything from the top of the mountain without getting flustered like a majestic Lion would, is the only way to avoid getting tangled into the fake part of this beautiful world.

Check out this new single on his Spotify and see more news on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All You Do And See: The exceptionally courageous Kruttika is quite superb on ‘Red Flags’

Snow - EP by Kruttika

Taken off her excellent five-track EP called ‘Snow‘, the inspiring Kruttika returns to bless our fragile hearts with a new single which will have you in awe of her tremendously genuine talent on ‘Red Flags‘.

Kruttika Sequeira aka Kruttika, is a remarkable Mumbai, India-born, Los Angeles, California-based composer, producer, indie RnB/soul musician, visual artist and keyboardist, who is partially sighted. She makes such delightful music that will have your whole soul feeling uplifted again, by the sheer beauty interwoven into her soul.

”​Inspired by surrealism, the world of dreams, deep emotions and fantasy, Kruttika’s work is a blend of art and music.” ~ Kruttika

After moving to LA to study music in 2017, she shows a real love for her chosen craft and sings with a sweetly tipped ambiance, which is full of heart and soul.

This is that know-your-value track which has you looking deeper within for that strength to move on from the past which was a traumatic experience, which you have vowed to learn from. She sings with a real breathless energy – which has your whole state of mind altered – by a shining light of true goodness.

Red Flags‘ from the multi-talented indie RnB/soul singer-songwriter, visual artist and keyboardist Kruttika, is that true-life heartbreak story about being played by someone you truly trusted. They let you down even though you were warned, as you now know the games and vow never to be treated like that again.

Sung with an effortlessly classy energy, this is a delightful release which will have you feeling rather reflective and inspired by such an incredibly world class artist.

Hear this fine new single on her Bandcamp and see more news on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Out Footloose: Pune-based indie pop artist Karan Patade looks for that sun-kissed breezy freedom again on ‘Wake Up’

Bringing us the inspired lead single from his debut album, Karan Patade dreams of those fun times where he feels alive and outside in the beautiful world again with ‘Wake Up‘.

Karan Patade is a Pune, India-born author and indie pop singer-songwriter. He is a soulful artist who sings with a pure voice that is minus the unnecessary frills, and features a thoughtful man who loves to express his feelings on a feel-good track here.

He released his debut album “Studio 3311” on his 33rd birthday. The album title is in reference to his apartment where he wrote and recorded all of the 8 songs during the ongoing pandemic.” ~ Karan Patade

With a peaceful blend of heartwarming vibes that has you feeling so exuberant again after being caged in like an unhappy bird for far too long, you sense his vocals adding an optimistic feeling inside your wholesome consciousness.

Wake Up‘ from the Pune, India-based indie pop singer-songwriter and author Karan Patade, is a marvelous new track which shows us a young artist who is doing what he loves. After many years of thought – he used this pandemic to send the world his masterpiece – as he sings with such a vivid imagination and vision, which you just can’t teach.

Perhaps this tremendous song will help many get their shoes off to connect with the earth – as you daydream about being in the sand and ocean again – purifying your soul away from the city life which can drag you inside forever, if you aren’t too careful.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more via his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Told Me Not To Live In The Past: Arbaaz Sharif feels like his head is upside down on wonderful debut track ‘Something I Need To Hear’

With a fresh voice and honest vocals flowing from his reflective outlook, Arbaaz Sharif paces around unhealthily as he feels so much pain inside his heart while he just needs to hear those words of compassion with ‘Something I Need To Hear‘.

Arbaaz Sharif is a talented Pune, India-born indie pop singer-songwriter. After being highly doubted for his career choice for so long, he silences the small-minded critics once and for all with a terrific display here.

Although, his determination to improve vocals along with guitar skills took him a long way; using the criticism and passion as fuel to extract his true potential.” ~ Arbaaz Sharif

You feel his worried mind go back to that moment he wishes he could forget, each time he reflects on it his whole body goes limp and sad. He tries to find solace in looking to the future, as he knows that this feeling won’t last forever.

With finely tones vocals and smartly written lyrics – you feel like you are right beside him – encouraging this talented artist to move on swiftly from this caged up time, which can only bring back more heart breaking times if pondered on for too long. Living in the past never helps after all, looking to the now and future is the way to let your heart free to fly majestically again.

Arbaaz’s debut single “Something I Need To Hear” which would be included in the future album “The Only Way To Find Myself”, is a song that revolves around the experience of having a panic attack.” ~ Arbaaz Sharif

Something I Need To Hear‘ from the Pune, India-based indie pop singer-songwriter Arbaaz Sharif, is that honest track so many of us can relate to. In this world full of self-doubts and confusion, he tells us the story of feeling like you can’t breathe and you feel empty inside. Sung with a real insight that comes with surviving a scary panic attack, this is a song to learn from and embrace lovingly.

After dealing with so much pressure to be someone he is not, we find a flourishing artist with so much potential to be anyone he wants to be.

Hear this new track on Spotify and see more on his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Rocky Ground: Nav’s Hook looks for that sign in the sky on ‘Twisted Winds’

As he returns speedily with his new much-awaited release after the graceful effort from July 2021 called ‘Letters‘, Nav’s Hook wonders if this once-unbreakable connection can be saved from these thunderously worrying ‘Twisted Winds‘.

Nav’s Hook is an Indian-born and based, Cyprus-raised, indie alt-blues/pop/rock singer-songwriter, who has traveled and lived all over this wonderful planet. He makes that experienced-sounding music journey or us to learn from, that comes from his open-minded view of the word, and his appetite to fuse a special sauce to our hungry hearts to lather up.

What was supposed to have been a connection built on trust, ends up being something caught in a storm, ‘cause neither one really held their end of the bargain.” ~ Nav’s Hook

Twisted Winds‘ by the Indian-born multi-genre musician Nav’s Hook, is a relevant story about trying to save a partnership that was on track to such a beautiful place. You wonder if you are done for good – or if anything can be salvaged from the rubble – as you feel like you are in a tough place, that is causing so much heartbreak as you look for a sign from above. Sung with such passionate love and that sensational potent style which makes this such a glorious artist to witness, this is the ultimate almost-break-up track, that will decide your romantic fate this time.

Sometimes you need to know what the future holds before you jump off for good – as you wonder if that all-important trust has been damaged beyond repair – or if it can be fixed again.

Hear this new single on YouTube and see more of the journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Just The Words On The Page: Nav’s Hook wishes there was more written on the soulfully reflective ‘Letters’

As he wonders what might have been had they had more time together, Nav’s Hook takes time to reminisce on this groovy blues gem called ‘Letters‘, that has you lighting the fire and thinking back to the good days that are sincerely missed.

Nav’s Hook is an India-born and based, Cyprus-raised, indie alt-blues singer-songwriter, who has also lived in various countries. He comes in with over twenty years experience in the music game, and has recently started this new project.

Cyprus was the beginning of my musical experience where as an teen I regularly tuned into a British radio station called BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) where anything and everything “British Rock” was played. Of course, later time spent in America only furthered my passions into the kind of music I always wanted to make.” – Nav’s Hook

His superbly toned vocal range is filled with so much easy-to-hear class and the soundscape here is of the highest standard, as you feel the warm energy and totally admire the quality here. The carefully-penned lyrics are so honest and have you thinking back to those moments you certainly wish you could have back.

”‘Letters’ came about while going through a box of old letters. It’s that “dim the lights down with a drink in hand” kind of Rhythm & Blues story of dealing with separation and finding closure in written letters. But sometimes they were so beautifully written that instead of moving on, you found yourself slipping into reverse mode.” – Nav’s Hook

Letters‘ from the India-based indie alt-blues singer-songwriter Nav’s Hook, shows us a man on a mission to express his new art. He flood our minds with a memory that he cherishes so much. As he now sits down by the fire with a beverage, and marvels at these incredible times, that makes him wonder could of transpired if the timing had been different.

See this top lyric video on YouTube and find out more on his FB music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Finding Peace Within: Captivating India-based producer Migrant takes us on a calming journey of self-discovery with ‘Mania’

With a sumptuous beat that takes your breath away, Migrant returns with another quality track that has you gazing into nature to settle the nerves called ‘Mania‘.

Migrant is an India-based techno DJ and music producer, who makes that satisfying blend of catchy music which has a pure purpose of putting you in the right frame of mind, to follow your wildest dreams and never ever give up no matter what.

With his hypnotic fusion of natural sounds that seems to effortless and real, we are transported into a tranquil place that is far away from the crazy hustle and bustle of the real world. His exceptional skills has you in a daze, as you bounce your head and tap your feet to this quality soundscape that is dazzling like sparks of light into the sky, to take away the gloom and doom of current times.

Mania‘ from India-based techno producer and DJ Migrant, is that calming electronic music that has you dancing but feeling relaxed in your heart, as you seek that peaceful energy to conquer those dreams you have hidden deep inside you for too long.

Stream this incredible new single on Spotify and see his socials on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen