Editor’s note: Hailing from Hanumangarh, Rajasthan, the music of queer singer and songwriter Siddhant is inspired by his Punjabi household and cultural roots in Rajasthani folk traditions. We asked him to make us a playlist of all the songs he’s currently grooving to. He also agreed to take our quirky music quiz:) But first, check out his brilliant new track ‘Ranjha Maahi’ below or on Spotfiy.
Tell us about your music in the equivalent of one tweet (140 characters)?
Sid meets Batalvi when he dreams with open eyes: ‘Ki puchde o haal faqeeran da? (Why ask about the condition of mendicant monks like us?)’
What would your two desert island songs be, and why?
‘Aapki Yaad Aati Rahi Raat Bhar’ by Deepali Sahay: This song is so beautifully written, it takes you on a journey. Every human can relate to it as we all have lost connections and we think about the loose ends.
‘Where’s My Love’ by SYML: Again, a beautifully written song. It’s very well produced too. Touches/pokes the right nerve. Right now in my life I am at a place where it reminds me of my relationship with my family and loved ones.
If you could swap your life with anyone's for a day, who would you pick?
Nobody. I am slowly learning to unknow more about myself and how I process emotions and feelings.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Chai—I drink 4-5 cups a day.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
It would be Adarsh Gourav.
What is the last thing that made you really happy?
Spending time with my grandparents and listening to their stories of making a beautiful home together. They passed three years ago but their stories remain with me. I used to sing with my grandfather and I think he is the reason I started making music.
You can find all the songs curated by Siddhant in one place in a dedicated playlist over on our Spotify.
- ‘Youth’ by Daughter
- ‘Where’s My Love’ by SYML
- ‘Yebba’s Heartbreak’ by Drake and Yebba
- ‘Lagorey’ by Mai Dhai Band
- ‘Wicked Games’ by James Vincent McMorrow
- ‘Your Special’ by Q
- ‘Berlin’ by RY X
- ‘Visions of Gideon’ by Sufjan Stevens
- ‘Nothing Left’ by D33J, Deb Never and Shlohmo
‘Chal Diye’ by Zeb & Haniya