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A good song always has the innate capacity to draw your pain and boredom out and make you sway to its beats. With the COVID-19 pandemonium, it is often difficult to find a moment of peace, fun or even tranquility. At times like these, mental peace and to be able to zone out all the negativities becomes very essential.  Well, music has that power to do so. Beethoven himself once said “Music can change the world,” so there is obviously no need to elaborate the power of music any further. However, this “ain’t no plain ol” listicle of old songs that you need to listen to for these are new releases form the artist across the Northeastern states that have had its release during the lockdown.  So pop those earbuds on, zone out the chaotic world and groove to these songs No Reason- Kaysee, Basshole This is a ‘brand new’ song…

These are difficult times, all we hear around are discussions around COVID-19, quarantine, lockdown, etc. The air is thick with panic and pain but some people, sometimes manage to inject some freshness amid gloom. Shankhuraj & Project Baartalaap have done just that with their new song, Baartalaap. Baartalaap or conversations sung by singer cum songwriter Shankuraj Konwar and writer/ singer Maitrayee Patar premiered on 7th April and has already garnered over forty-five thousand views on YouTube. The song is richly layered with an equally interesting backstory behind its conception. “In 2017, when we were at TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) Maitrayee and I had the opportunity to sing together on World Disability Day,” says Konwar. This performance lead to many meaningful after college conversations between the two and continues to kindle creativity. “Disability to express our thoughts runs wild in our heads and a conversation is never enough to…

Bagging more than 18k views after a single day of its release, Shankuraj Konwar drops another masterpiece, Dur Ximonat. The song turns out to be the veracious essence of the modernised Assamese music industry and was produced by Konwar and Maitrayee Patar with their thrilling crew. It explores the alluring beauty of “loss” with a blend of various shades that one goes through life. The lyrics of Dur Ximonat carries a kind of self-introspective words which mingle with the colors of life enthralling the audience. The song penned by Patar and Konwar is emanated by his band ‘Shankuraj and Project Bartalap.’ The inclusion of some genius musicians such as Ambar Das, who handles the drums, is a trained jazz drummer, song writer and jingle specialist, among many; Manasquam Mahanta in the lead guitar, and Manas Choudhry as the bassist. This astounding song was a mix and mastered by Abani Tanti,…