Music is one of the best forms of art. Many well-known, talented singers are ruling the world with their beautiful music, songs, and lyrics. Sometimes, many just as deserving (if not more) remain unknown and apart from your daily and go-to playlist, which is not only unfair to them but to you too, you music-lover.
Indie and folk songs are purely made to touch hearts and here are 20 Indie singers and their songs that deserve to be on your playlist.
20 Soulful Indie Singers that should be on your playlist!
1. Under the Same Sun by Ben Howard
Ben Howard is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. He composes folk and indie songs and they have a deep strength to magically soothe everyone. Get your Sunday playlist complete with Under The Same Sun.
My yearn oughta turn these things, turn these things around
But I learned from you
Oh, I made these plans, made these plans
With you around, dear
With you around, dear
2. Tu Bata by Roney Guha
Sometimes many talented artist’s skills get shadowed under famed artists, such as the case with Roney Guha. His voice is the purest thing out there and so are his songs, especially this Tu Bata.
Noor tere chehre ka
Karta mujhe madhosh
Nashe si chadhne lagi hai
Mere ruh me aur jahan mein
Tu bata, kya hai meri khatha
3. Alag Aasmaan by Anuv Jain
Anuv Jain is mostly expertise in producing Indie Fusion songs that melt hearts. His first song was called Meri Baaton Me Tu in 2012 when he was just in class 12th. His song Alag Aasmaan is simply one of his best.
To ek baar phir tu hanske zara
Dekh le meri in aankhon mein
Main kaid kar loon har wo pal tera
Teri ye baatein jo hain
4. Falling Slowly by The Swell Season
The Swell Season is an Indie and Fold rock duo that started its musical journey in 2006. They created the song Falling Slowly for the 2007 film Once and won Oscar for that.
Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice
You’ll make it now
5. The Cave by Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons was a famous band consist of four-member. Sorry, One Direction fans Mumford & Sons probably be one of the best bands, though they too broke up. One of their songs, The Cave, has a feel which will light up all your road-trip fun.
‘Cause I have other things to fill my time
You take what is yours and I’ll take mine
Now let me at the truth
Which will refresh my broken mind
6. Mushkil Mein Jeena by Swarathma
Swarathma is a Bangalore-based Indian Folk and fusion band that constitutes to be one of the best heart-warming music breeders. Mushkil Mein Jeena is a true art that needs more listeners.
Patthar ke seene mein
Dil ki surangein banaate raho
Thehre se paani mein
Hansti tarangein uthaate raho
Mushkil mein jeena na bhoolo
Koi geet gaate raho
7. Ocean- Dream Level by Parekh & Singh
Parekh and Singh are Kolkata-based singers with charming and moreish voices. Once you hear their songs, you know they were born to sing. Ocean- Dream Level needs a place in your playlist.
All we do is move,
Away from the memories that you wanna lose
I like to change who we are,
Why can we be like movie stars?
8. Tune Kaha by Prateek Kuhad
Don’t we all love Prateek Kuhad? He is, today, India’s most famous indie artist and no one is complaining. His songs deserve all the love they receive and even more. His song Tune Kaha is mentioned here because of the breathtaking background sounds and his voice.
Shoor aya aise to, tu befikar hain kyu?
Sharmai manzile tu bekhabar hain kyu?
Rango se dosti hai maine bhi kari
Kya hai tu sochati mujhko bhi to bta
9. Wild by Dhruv Visvanath
You must be living under a rock if you haven’t, even once, seen Dhruv’s recommended song on YouTube, with him wearing a fancy hat. From his music to his voice, everything is A-perfect.
As the wild calls
Someone echoes the long loss within
Call your mother
Comfort no longer scares me in
10. Kya Pata by Osho Jain
The best part of this Mumbai-based singer and songwriter is that his songs contain an unmilled, unique feel. The proof you ask? Listen to his song Kya Pata which will make you travel through his broken heart.
Mai jab bhi nayi raah chunta hu,
Mujhe vo bohot yaad aata hai,
Mai jab bhi naye khwaab bunta hun,
Mujhe vo bohot yaad aata hai,
11. Bas Yahan by Vaibhav Malhotra
India consists of many and many beautiful and talented artists, such as Vaibhav Malhotra. His voice naturally builds up of an Indie singer. Bas Yahan is one of his best songs with such caressing lyrics.
Kya pehchaan hai meri,
kya khoobi , kya khaami meri
Kya galat aur kya hai sahi
Sawaal hai bahut , par jawab hai nhi
12. Follow You by Second Sight
No there is no extra-budgeted caste upon the untainted pieces of music of this Mumbai-based Indie singer Second Sight. Follow You might be the perfect song by which you propose your loved one, trust me.
13. Muskuraegi by Akshan Jain
Akshan Jain is a budding singer with such an intense and raw voice. Muskuraegi is his second single and holds quite a requirement on your playlist.
Ek baat bata du mai tujhko bhi
Tujhe le jaugi door kahi
Jin haalaton mai katt rahi thi yeh begairait si zindagi
14. Deathcab by Ditty
Aditi Veena aka Ditty comes with her exhilarating music from the exhilarating state of India, Goa. Her song Deathcab is such a feel and relatable song for all those who fall in love for the first time.
Maybe I was under the impression
I could always, always ask you questions
I can’t help falling in love with you
I can’t help falling back in love
15. Dirty Paws by Of Monsters and Man
They are an Icelandic indie-folk and rock band that consists of five members that were formed in 2010. Dirty Paws is a motivating and empowering song that will charge you from within.
The bees had declared a war
The sky wasn’t big enough for them all
The birds, they got help from below
From dirty paws and the creatures of snow
16. Re: Stacks by Bon Iver
Bon Iver is an American-based indie folk band that was formed in 2006. They have made one of the most gratifying songs, including Re: Stacks.
On your back with your racks as the stacks are your load
In the back and the racks and the stacks of your load
In the back with your racks and you’re un-stacking your load
17. Cold Cold Cold by Cage The Elephant
Another great American-based band was formed in 2006. Their song Cold Cold Cold will make you groove and make your heart soothe down.
And as the darkness falls it fills up both my eyes
My life before me was like a flash in the night
With my arms open wide
18. Leave by Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard is one half of the band The Swell Season. His song Leave is a heart song for all broken hearts.
And the truth has a habit
Of falling outta your mouth
Well now that it’s come
If you don’t mind
19. Creep by Radiohead
If you are in a mood for some 80’s charm and music, go hear Creep from the band Radiohead that started as early as 1985.
But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doin’ here?
I don’t belong here
20. Aaoge Tum Kabhi – The Local Train
The local Train is a Hindi rock band that all Delhiites are crazy about. They make unique and sassy song numbers that no one can end up not loving. Aaoge Tum Kabhi is one of their best.
Aaoge Tum Kabhi
Meri jaan keh rahi
Gayega ye sama
Gayegi ye zameen
Give an indie artist a fair chance because more than them, you deserve the pieces of heaven they create. Just do it!