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News |  29 Jan 2024 11:52 |  By RnMTeam

Sagar Bhatia, Kailash Kher to Harshdeep Kaur: Singers who bring soul to Indian music with their alternative styles

MUMBAI : Music is a unifying factor for all humans irrespective of any discrimination and India is known for its own style of music. While the mainstream commercial music is what we love and listen to a lot, there are many Indian artists who are taking a different route with their alternative genres. They are responsible for the diverse nature of our music scene, and here are 5 singers who have left us impressed with their soulful alternative music.

AR Rahman

AR Rahman is a musical genius and if there is someone who has maintained the perfect balance between mainstream and alternative music, it’s him. His name has been associated with some of the biggest chartbusters in Indian music, but he is also the one who has given soulful alternative tracks like Rehna Tu, Kun Faya Kun and many more.

Lucky Ali

Lucky Ali is the OG rockstar of Indian music. The artist has been giving alternative indie music since the ‘90s. The popularity of his music lies in the fact that his songs are still played to and listened to with as much gusto as they have always been. Some of his best soulful music includes Aa Bhi Ja, O Sanam and more.

Sagar Bhatia

Sagar Bhatia has become a new fan favourite with his own genre of music, ‘Sagar Wali Qawwalis’. The singer has given a contemporary touch to qawwalis and introduced the new generation to that genre of music. He is known for his recreations of some of the most iconic songs like Kiven Mukhre Ton Nazran Hatawan, Tere Jeya Hor Disda, Je Tu Akhiyaan De Samne, Biba and even his originals like Mera Ishq.

Harshdeep Kaur

Harshdeep Kaur came into limelight through a music reality show and brought Sufi music to the mainstream. Over the years, she has given some amazing soulful tracks like Heer from Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Dilbaro, Ik Onkar amongst others. She is truly the face of Sufi music in India today and she has taken it to new heights with her work.

Kailash Kher

Kailash Kher has been one of the pioneers in alternative music in India. He has been the voice behind some of the most soulful and hard-hitting tracks like Teri Deewani, Saiyaan, Allah Ke Bande and so many more such melodies. He has paved a way that many indie alternative artists follow and get inspired by even today.