Songs that make me a child again
‘Bodies’ by Drowning Pool
This silly song shows up on shuffle on my playlist very often! This is because I had a makeshift band in the early 2000s, and we had covered this song.
‘Jesus Freak’ by DC Talk
This is one epic song I have always listened to, since the time it got featured on MTV Headbangers Ball in 1995. I used to watch MTV on Doordarshan! It had a segment for MTV from 11 pm to 1 am.
‘De Do Do Do’ by The Police
This song takes me back to the days when I would listen to music on the radio late at night with my brothers.
Songs I wish I could have written
‘Under the Bridge’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers
My afternoons are generally about rock music. This is the song I would practise with my band Bonesaw. We never performed it but it is always on my playlist.
‘Livin on a Prayer’ by Bon Jovi
When I first saw this video, I decided I had to grow my hair out, and I did!
‘Alive’ by P.O.D.
This is a song about the attacks we face, and at the time I heard it, I was going through some struggles myself to come up in life, growing up in a tough neighbourhood. And these guys were like, ‘banggg’ positive.
Songs to start the day with
‘Waymaker’ by Michael W Smith
I have the habit of always starting my day by first acknowledging the author and the ruler of my life; only Jesus Christ.
‘Reckless Love’ by Bethel Music
This one is about how God is always with me, about that father-son relationship.
‘Everlasting God’ by Chris Tomlin
The passionate way in which the musicians connect with me is oneness in spirit. And I don’t listen to this genre if not for that.
As told to Sweta Akundi
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