At Film Companion, we have curated playlists from noted musicians like T.M.Krishna and Varun Grover. This edition of Your Weekend Playlist, our Editorial Team curates songs of fertile music, lush poetry, and honeyed hammer beats.
1) Enjoy Enjaami by Dhee ft Arivu
The crackling song by Dhee from Rowdy Baby fame and Arivu from The Casteless Collective has scratched at its viral destiny with its sharp syllabic rap, and onomatopoeic cuckoo-cuckoo. It even made it to the Global X playlist on Spotify, so there’s really no reason for you to not have binged-rinsed-repeated through this song.
2) Rung by Ali Sethi
Composed by Sethi and written by Sethi and the late Shakeel Sohail, this music video, like Sethi’s identity is divided between Lahore and New York City where he currently is in. Its quiet, rhythmic composure is a nice respite, like his Instagram lives where he riffs on the harmonium.
3) Phire Fakira, Paggalait by Amrita Singh, Raja Kumari, and Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh’s debut album as a composer, like Sid Sriram’s debut album last year Vaanam Kottatum has a winding, experimental quality with melodies that take off in unexpected directions. Written by Amit Mishra this song blends rap, and has a distinct hangover of AR Rahman from Blue.
4) Abaad (ft SYPS) by Prabh Deep
Christened “the prophet of rage” by GQ, Prabh Deep premiered his latest album Tabia on March 13. The musical base for this rape song is like a melancholic evening. The rap embedded is filled with longing.
5) Pran by Ritviz
This is the usual fare of Ritviz — taking a classical tune, dunking it into alcohol, mumbo jumbo words (written by Ritviz & Anvita Bharti), and shredding it through rhythmic beats with trippy album art. It works every time.