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Northeast musical: Reliving the songs of 2019

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The year 2019 has been marked with innovation in all walks of life.  As this eventful year comes to an end, it is the time for everyone to celebrate. The entire world is gearing up to welcome the New Year with pomp and show and it will be incomplete without a little song and dance.

However, it is often boring to welcome the New Year with old songs in your playlist. So fear not, for we are putting down a list of recent song releases from all the corridors of Northeast for that perfect dance evening to keep you buzzing as you await the New Year.

‘Long Way Home’ (Takar Nabam)

A song to keep your hopes up, Arunachal Pradesh guitarist and songwriter Takar dedicates his recent single to all the people trying to make their ends meet, living away from their homes to move on, keep their chins up as they head onto the New Year.

Have a listen to the song right now

‘Back 2 Back’ (adL x kly ft Dappest)

Khasi duo based in Mumbai Adiel Massar& Kevin Lywait released their flashy new number Back 2 Back, with Dappest humming to the beats. Groove to its beats as you feel the love in the song, this is a must for your playlist if you plan a party this New Year’s Eve.

 

‘Journey’ (Meba Ofilia ft. Khasi Blood)

Khasi rapper Meba Ofilia’s energetic new single with K-Bloodz is rooted in hip-hop and R&B. If your New Year resolution is to hit the gym, this up-tempo number would push you to the limit as you struggle with weights.

‘Azli Hai’ (Moksh x Yugi Beats)

Multilingual rapper from Meghalaya Moksh dropped this number during the anti-CAA protests that erupted in the Northeast earlier this month. This is a “tribute to the voice of dissent, revolution and it celebrates the defiant ones who do not live to be suppressed by the system or its norms”.

‘Hiyo’ (Tetseo Sisters) 

Just two albums and they are where they are — popular not just in India but internationally. They have performed live not just in Northeast but in China, Thailand, South Korea, US and the UK. The vocal quartet from Nagaland Tetseo Sister’s Hiyo is a celebratory Naga folk song which talks about what life is. It is a refreshing new song which would fill you up with hope as you take on the New Year.

‘Five n’ Forever’ (Colossal Corp)

Keeping the rock music scenario alive, Colossal Corp’s new single is a tribute to their bond of friendship that has kept the band together for years. Heavy on bass and guitars the song is deeply rooted on rock music with few “modern touches”.

From the ‘tight rolls’ to the ‘riffs’ the band has experienced many highs and lows in the first six to seven years. It was the culmination of all those experiences that led to the formation of the new song which is also an ode to the bandmates of Colossal Corp’s, both old and new.

‘Dur Hua’ (Nilotpal Bora)

Another melodious single from Assamese songwriter and producer Nilotpal Bora released just before 2019 wraps up. A hymn of love and longingness, a soulful track to fill you with emotions as spend this New Year’s Eve with your loved ones.

Bora is known for his soulful voice and equally melodious music composition and this new song did not disappoint us in any way. Have a listen:

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