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The COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent lockdown surely have effected everyone in its own unique way. Some opened themselves up to newer experiences of the likes of cooking, skill enhancements, learning a new language, or even learning how to play the guitar. For Mar Jamir, best known for his role as the lead singer of the alt-rock band Polar Lights it meant trying out and even coming up with his debut solo song entitled Dear Me which was released on June 7 and has already garnered over 5K views on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MQiKKmkLYk “Everyone’s living through very rough circumstances right now, myself included. So, ‘Dear me’ is me venting out my frustrations the only way I know how to and that is through music,” said Jamir when asked about 2020 being the driving force behind his solo composition. It took the artist three days to write the song which…

What is the best way to bring in hard-hitting topics like Indian political turmoil, religious disparity, class divide, the historic divide all in one? Why compose a rap song of course. That’s what the Leo Boys, two emcees spreading the art of hip hop from Shillong, Meghalaya has done. Also, add on a monologue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose right at the end talking about taking responsibility for the great nation we call India and you get a perfect song that is enough to make you go all gaga. The song entitled Gumnam (Unknown) is the brainchild of two rappers now residing in Kolkata; Sagnik Choudhury aka Hulky Boyy and Soumyadeep Dasgupta aka El_Deepo. After being in the Indian rap scene for four years and working on over fifty projects so far, Leo Boys has accumulated their niche of fans which can account for the 4.1k subscribers in their YouTube channel.…