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PLAYLIT: Embracing the underdogs of music – The Manipal Journal
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PLAYLIT: Embracing the underdogs of music

MANIPAL: On the evening of January 25, Chords & Co., a music club of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) held the second edition of ‘PLAYLIT’. This edition was a tribute to the underdogs of the music industry and emphasised on bringing such talent to the forefront. The club had reached out to their followers on social media asking them to fill up an online form suggesting songs to be featured in the event.

 

The Linkin Park song – ‘In The End’ plays in the background as the organisers busy themselves with the set up. The song was an indirect tribute to the first edition of ‘PLAYLIT’ wherein the rock band was the theme for that edition. || Photograph Courtesy: Mridul Kalra

 

Students chatter and hum along to tunes of songs, both familiar and unfamiliar. The event was a great platform to get oneself acquainted with music unheard of in the mainstream music scene and understand more about the music community. The ambience only contributed more to this experience. || Photograph Courtesy: Mridul Kalra

 

“The event was all about discovering unheard music and it was really fun learning about such new songs. I had a great time,” said Shrutika Banerjee, a first year student of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT). || Photograph Courtesy: Mridul Kalra

 

Students were seen trying to sing along while reading the lyrics of the songs. “A few songs were ones that I had never heard of and I was like oh my god where have I been living!” exclaims Ria Sahu, another first year student of MIT. || Photograph Courtesy: Mridul Kalra

 

“The first edition of ‘PLAYLIT’ actually went really well because it was artist based and a tribute to Linkin Park. I knew if we keep another fixed artist, it would work but we wanted to try how underrated music would work as the theme. Sometimes keeping an artist based or a band based, or even a genre based theme works out way better because people can relate to it as they know what’s in store for them, ” said Abinav Muthukrishnan, member of the Managing Committee, Chords & Co. || Photograph Courtesy: Mridul Kalra

 

The club had specially curated a playlist for the musical evening including suggestions given by their audience. Some of songs on this playlist were ‘Break My Heart Again’ By Finneas O’Connell, ‘Trampoline’ By SHAED amongst others. || Photograph Courtesy: Mridul Kalra

 

Featured Image Courtesy: Mridul Kalra

Edited by: Niharika Nambiar

Akanksha Kimothi

akanksha.kimothi06@gmail.com

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