The Folk-Rock band, Swarathma, just put out a brand new track titled, ‘Mushkil Mein Jeena’. The band is often described as the “sound of guitar, bass, drums and India.” Hailing from Bengaluru, they sing in Hindi and Kannada, blending different genres of music into a wonderful cocktail.
Their previous numbers were mostly inspired by personal journeys as well as socio-political themes, and this tune is no different.
This single revolves around the band’s take on life in these difficult times. While the COVID-19 pandemic has pulled the rug from under everyone’s feet, ‘Mushkil Mein Jeena’ arrives as a gentle reminder to continue living on, even as life is turned on its head.
‘Mushkil Mein Jeena’ was penned by Puneet Sharma, a long-time collaborator of the band. You can get a nice long look at the lyrics in the band’s music video for the track. Shooting an entire music video during the COVID-19 Lockdown, is no piece of cake. And yet, Swarathma has managed to put out something simple and impactful. The video features the band and their family members. The stunning lyrics sit on little sheets of paper, held up by each of the band members.
Translated by Shreya Dasgupta, we’ve picked out some of the most poignant lines from the song. Take a look:
The flowers will remember
To bring with them colour
Life will remember
To bring with it joy
Seasons will remember
To turn over new leaves
The notes will remember
To make their way back to the soul
So, without further ado, give this heartwarming tune a listen.