Whats on my Mind?

Since exams start in 3 days, I’ve been busy struggling with the syllabus load. The best part of this whole process would be that I spend most hours listening to music side by side!

This is my current playlist that helps me get through over ten hours of sitting on the desk and procrastinating:

1) Without me – Halsey

2) Trust my Lonely – Alessia Cara

3) Happy Now – Kygo

4) Revelation – Troye Sivan

5) Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

6) Cold/Mess – Prateek Kuhad

7) Bad Liar – Imagine Dragons

Have you heard any of these recently? 🙋🏻‍♀️

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Obsessive Lyricist Disorder

Over the years of being obsessively obsessed with a number of boy bands and playing tons of songs on repeat; there comes this time where I actually start to understand what the words are saying. Some of these songs have GREAT lyrics – lyrics so meaningful that you keep listening to them again and again!

Here are some of my absolute favourite lyrics from songs that I listen to on a daily basis:

“Thought I’d let a couple years water down what I’m feeling about you” -Back to you, Selena Gomez

“I’ve told a million lies but now I’ll tell a single truth. There’s you in everything I do.” – I bet my life, Imagine Dragons

“Like a drum my heart never stops beating for you.” – Gone, gone, gone, Philip Philips

“I’ll find any way to your wild heart.” – Wild heart, Bleachers

“Lately I’ve been thinking, I want you to be happier.” – Happier, Marshmello feat. Pompeii

“I never knew anybody till I knew you.” – Born to be yours, Kygo feat. Imagine Dragons

“Science and progress do not feel as loud as my heart.” – The Scientist, Coldplay

“You’re the song my heart is beating to.” – All of the stars, Ed Sheeran

“I know this love is pain.” – Lets hurt tonight, OneRepublic

“You were the light for me to find my truth.” – These Days, Macklemore feat. Jess Glynne

“If we’ve got nothing, we’ve got us.” – Something I need, OneRepublic

What am I listening to?

My brother recently made me download amazon prime music after seeing how much I struggled with Saavn and its unnecessary advertisements and I’ve to say its been the best part of this month! Amazon prime music is a blessing and works brilliantly and it makes it very easy for me to ignore people at work and just listen to music all the time. Over the weeks though, I’ve actually started listening to more and more of Hindi songs, especially early 2000’s songs just because. These are my go-to songs to survive every single work day:

  1. Love Lies – Khalid
  2. Back to you – Selena Gomez
  3. Rise – Jonas Blue
  4. O meri Laila – Atif Aslam
  5. Happier – Marshmello
  6. Dekhte Dekhte – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s version
  7. Roke na Ruke Naina (Unplugged version) – Amaal Malik
  8. Lie to Me – 5sos

Are you as addicted as I’ve become to this app and these songs to any app?

My Monsoon Playlist.

Its July, 2018.

More importantly, its July in Mumbai. News flash for people who’ve never stepped foot in Mumbai in July: Its pouring here. All day, every minute and every second. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I love the rains. I live for the rains and cancelled college classes. The rains are actually a weird route to self-discovery. They make you read more. They make you binge watch netflix more. And they make you discover tons of great music.

This is my Monsoon Playlist for July rains:
Girls Like You – Maroon 5
Is this Love? – James Arthur 
Budapest – George Ezra
Lie to Me – 5sos
Start Again – OneRepublic
Call me Sir – The Train

And here’s my new favourite Hindi songs!
Dilbaro – Raazi
Rangdaari – Lucknow Central
Dhadak title track

One Direction and Zayn Malik

Today, when I was wasting time scrolling through facebook, I came across this really heartbreaking thing – Its been three years on today’s date that Zayn Malik left One Direction and simultaneously broke the hearts of a million people all around the globe.

Looking back to that sad day, I remember my friend calling me when I was eating dinner. I remember her asking, “Is it true?”, and remember having no clue what she was talking about. Then she asked me to check One Direction’s official Facebook account. Then I also remember checking their Wikipedia page (Side note: If something has a wikipedia page, you’re completely set.) – I remember showing the page to my brother where it very clearly said “Past Member: Zayn Malik”. Now, my brother has always loathed One Direction and their music and their adorable little faces, and my obsession with them. But on that particular day, my brother looked at the screen of my phone, then looked up at me and very sincerely said, “I’m sorry.”

I remember hating Zayn Malik for months. I remember hating his new single, and his new girlfriend. To this day, its my personal opinion, that One Direction going on a break actually started with that day Zayn Malik decided to leave. In a perfect world where he hadn’t left, I believe my favourite boys would still be intact, and together and making happy boyband music.

On the anniversary of this day when One Direction unofficially ended, here’s five of my favourite songs from the other bands I had to learn to cope with:

  1. 5 Seconds of Summer – End Up Here
  2. The Vamps – She Was The One
  3. Coldplay – Yellow
  4. Simple Plan – I Can Wait Forever
  5. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight

Hindi Music and Meaningful Lyrics

I’d be lying out right if I said I’m a fan of Hindi music – I’m not. I haven’t been one for years; of course there was an inevitable time in my pre-teen years when I was a massive fan and by massive I mean, really, really super massive. I loved Hindi music and listened to Bollywood songs all day and made it a point to know the lyrics to every single song – all. the. time.

Now, as I grew up and people around me started to change (I went to a really fancy school), naturally my music choice changed. I’m not saying that I regret it, because I say this with complete humility – I LOVE my music choice. I love it. I love the bands I love, and I love the songs I love. I’m completely not ashamed with not knowing Hindi songs and actually knowing English songs more. Keeping that aside and looking at the industry as a whole, the quality of Hindi songs has quite fallen over the years and maybe its because of this opinion that I really shifted to English music. Hindi songs in the early 2000’s and during my parents time had a certain magic that songs right now do not. They had lyrics that made so much sense and lyrics that sounded beautiful, and on top of all of that, they had beautiful singers. If I had to do a survey, I’m sure at least 70% of the people of my age would feel the same and definitely agree that Hindi music a decade ago was MUCH better than Hindi music now.

Despite all this, once in a while, I stumble upon Hindi songs that I instantly take a liking to and then listen to them on repeat (especially in the gym). In recent times, I’ve also taken a liking to new remakes of old Hindi songs (good remakes, I promise) – So here’s a little Hindi music I’ve been listening to:

  1. Dil Diyan Gallan (Tiger Zinda Hai)
  2. Kya Hua Tera Wada (Pranav Chauhan – Unplugged cover)
  3. Jab Koi Baat (Atif Aslam, Shirley Setia and DJ Chetas)
  4. Tu Chahiye (Bajrangi Bhaijan)
  5. Lae Dooba (Aiyaari)
  6. Afreen (Coke Studio)

January Playlist

Exam preparation literally means listening to music along with emotionlessly reading tons of notes off of my laptop. Keeping in lieu with this, here are 10 songs I’ve become wholly obsessed with this past 2 weeks!

  1. Too Good at Goodbyes by Sam Smith
  2. Naked by James Arthur
  3. Jet Lag by Simple Plan
  4. It Ain’t Me by Kygo featuring Selena Gomez
  5. A Different Way by Lauv and DJ Snake
  6. This Hindi song called Dil Diyan Gallan, from the movie Tiger Zinda Hai (beautiful, I swear)
  7. Less I Know by OneRepublic
  8. You are the Reason by Calum Scott
  9. Bedroom Floor by Liam Payne
  10. Miss You by Louis Tomlinson

Have you been obsessed with any of these amazeballs songs for a while?