• Friday, September 17, 2021
India Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 443,928
Total Cases 33,347,325
Today's Fatalities 431
Today's Cases 30,570
Pakistan Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 418,480
Total Cases 31,216,337
Today's Fatalities 3,998
Today's Cases 42,015
Sri Lanka Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 418,480
Total Cases 31,216,337
Today's Fatalities 3,998
Today's Cases 42,015
Bangladesh Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 418,480
Total Cases 31,216,337
Today's Fatalities 3,998
Today's Cases 42,015
UK Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 418,480
Total Cases 31,216,337
Today's Fatalities 3,998
Today's Cases 42,015
India corona update 
Total Fatalities 443,928
Total Cases 33,347,325
Today's Fatalities 431
Today's Cases 30,570

E-GUIDE

My playlist – Julia Gartha

Julia Gartha

By: Manju Chandran

RISING music star Julia Gartha has delivered acclaimed singles like Stay Clear, which released recently. The Canada-based singer, songwriter and classically trained musician has also done a number of interesting collaborations, including with Oscar winner AR Rahman and massively popular India composer GV Prakash Kumar.

Eastern Eye raided her personal playlist to find 10 songs she loves.

A Case Of You by Joni Mitchell: This song (to me) is one of the most beautiful of all time. Her voice is like no other. I remember listening to this song for the first time on a road trip when I was 16 and being stunned that I had never heard it before then. Joni Mitchell’s song writing is the main reason I began writing songs.

Something Has To Change by The Japanese House: Right before lockdown, my producer Matt Browning suggested I listen to The Japanese House, and out of all the songs, this is my favourite. I really connected with the title, subject matter, and the production on it is out of this world.

Number One Fan by MUNA: This song came on in my car randomly at an In & Out Drive through back in January, and since then, I listen to this at least two-three times a day! If you are looking for a song to blast in the car, with the windows down, this is it!

World Spins Madly On by The Weepies: The Weepies make me feel so nostalgic, it’s crazy. I couldn’t choose between this song and Gotta Have You because both bring me back to my college days, when I’d walk through the Boston Commons to just clear my mind. I think The Weepies are still so underrated. All their songs are so hooky, and yet deeply profound and beautifully written.

On The Nights You Stay Home by Donovan Woods: Summer of 2017, I discovered Donovan Woods catalogue and I’m pretty sure that’s all I listened to that summer (apart from SZA’s album Ctrl). I put together my first solo show at Berklee that fall and made sure I opened up the show with a cover of this tune.

Pretty Please by Dua Lipa: Everything about this song is pure gold. The hook, production, concept and everything is the way a five-star pop song should be!

Still Feel It All by MARO: I have been a fan of MARO for a while now. I looked up to her when she was a fellow classmate at Berklee, and I just think that this is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Every time it comes on shuffle, it puts me in this zen mood. Her vocal tone is so unique – it just hits me like a ton of bricks, and I can’t wait for more music from her.

Gasoline by HAIM: This song, as well as their new album Women In Music Pt. III, better win a Grammy or else I will lose it! It sounds old school yet so fresh, and the harmonies, musicianship and production on this song makes me want to listen to it 1,000 times a day (which I pretty much do!).

Somebody Else by The 1975: This is a modern classic. Period! Matt Healy is on another level, and this song will forever be on all my playlists. It’s such a heartbreakingly relatable tune.

So Far Away by Carole King: Carole King is such a queen! What a legend. I was apart from my partner for seven months this year due to Covid, and this song got me through those tough times. Such a timeless classic.

Eastern Eye

Related Stories

Eastern Eye

Videos

Mamta Handa on her chat show Be You, experience of…
Pranutan Bahl on Helmet, its direct-to-digital release, if Salman Khan…
Karan Nath on his journey in Bigg Boss OTT, his…