After years of listening to mainstream Bollywood songs, I stumbled across a whole gold mine of soul music residing on YouTube.
It happened while listening to OG Indie musician Prateek Kuhad, who was one of the hidden gems, an underrated artist who slowly started to gain popularity among young people.
His expressive words, relaxed rhythms and even the aesthetic clips speak to us like no other. However, he’s not the only independent musician to hit the right chords with young adults.
Whether you are traveling the hills or chilling out with your friends, these musicians will give you all the right vibes.
If you like the music of Prateek Kuhad, here are 5 other independent music artists that are just as good and that will keep you tapping your foot throughout the bus ride:
1. When the cellar meets the toast
The four-member boy band arouses little joys with their beautiful and captivating compositions like ‘When We Feel Young’ and ‘Khoj’.
The multilingual group based in Kochi have a knack for capturing emotions through their films.
2. Anuj Jain
I fell in love with her song ‘Alag Aasman’ the moment I heard it. It captures the beauty and struggle of a long distance relationship with the sound of a ukulele as a backdrop.
3. Taba Chake
The music of this guitarist is as serene as the hills where he comes from.
Chake is originally from Arunachal Pradesh and often draws inspiration from tribal folk tales that are reflected in his music and haunting lyrics.
4. Osho Jain
A small town singer-songwriter, Indore is one of the most underrated musical artists in the industry.
Most of his songs are incredibly relatable and have a deep meaning or message hidden in the words. His song ‘Kya Pata’ is about the insecurities we experience in love and friendship.
Suzonn is another indie musician who is not discovered by many but definitely must be on your playlist.
I heard one of his songs ‘Sun Lo Na’ on someone’s Instagram reels and it was the best musical discovery I’m grateful for. His music and singing style is so calming and soothing that you’ll listen to it on repeat.
What other underrated artists do you know? Keep adding them to the list and let the world know about their talent.