One of those days


This article is written by Praneeta Ragji (BA.LL.B. Class of 2020)

If you are a student of School of law in all probability you have worked till 3:50 pm and ended up submitting the project by 4:10. The sense of accomplishment that day is beautiful and a visit to ZooBar – almost inevitable.  Before you know, it’s 6 pm and travelling in the local is probably the worst decision to take. And that’s why it’s the perfect time to head to the beach (there’s a back entrance to Juhu beach via Prithvi – Always remember) and so it becomes “one of those days”. Now whether you head there for some solitary brooding or with a couple of close ones, your playlist is an essential companion. So here are a couple of recommendations. Now, no one’s challenging the ability of Pink Floyd, Queens or Beatles to set the mood, they’re a different league altogether. But if you intend to be home by 10 pm fairly sober, these do the trick. Cheers!

  1. Phosphorescent – Songs For Zula

“It sounds really cheesy, but I went down there with a guitar and got a little hut on the beach in Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula” said Houck (the singer-songwriter of the band).

  1. Ophelia- The Lumineers

The song is named after the ingénue of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Ophelia was the naïve daughter of Polonius who fell in love with Hamlet. She is humiliated by him and when Hamlet kills her father she loses her reason. Soon after, Ophelia drowns.

  1. Thirteen Thirty Five – Dillon

This seemingly misleading song was the brainchild of the Berlin based singer-songwriter Dominique Dillon de Byington. The web is filled with assumptions that this song is an autobiographical version of when the singer lost her baby in a miscarriage. However there are no sources to give credibility to this and hence it may just be an abstract song that gives you the chills.

  1. Ocean – Nischay Parekh

If Prateek Kuhad resonates with you, Nischay is worth a listen. In October 2013, Parekh released his debut album, Ocean. The album was produced by Miti Adhikari, a long-termer at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios who has worked with bands like the Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Radiohead, and more.

  1. Moon Child – F16s

The F16s were a massive hit at this times Pune Weekender. “Moon Child” performed by them for Bucket Sessions is a soulful melody that makes you want to dance with a glass of wine in your hand like no one’s watching.

  1. Youth – Daughter

This particular song was played in an advertisement for Tour de France on ITV4. However it irked some who believed the song had nothing to do with cycling. But, the beauty of the song lies in a million interpretations.  Decide for yourself.

“We are the reckless
we are the wild youth
Chasing visions of our futures
One day we’ll reveal the truth
that one will die before he gets there”

  1. The Connoisseur Of Great Excuse – Damien Rice

This one by an Irish singer-songwriter forces you to contemplate.

  1. Simply Three – Rolling in the Deep

To the ones who love instrumental, Simply Three is for you. You are bound to have a crush on the violinist- Olivia Lemmelin.

  1. Piano Guys – Hello

If you have not been interested in instrumentals these guys are sure to change your opinion. It was difficult to choose one favorite, but the cover of “Hello” by Adele is a perfect way to welcome the sunset.

  1. Purple Rain – John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Brad Gills

So a friend once told me that it’s sad that girls have a crush on Adam Levine and not John Petrucci or Brad Gills. He was right.