The indie music scene has gained significant momentum in the last few years, especially since Covid made people confined to their homes. With limited mainstream music being released, people discovered the astounding music of female artists. These talented musicians are breaking the stereotypes in the music industry and are rising like phoenixes to share their ingenuity with all music lovers.
Frizzell D’Souza, whose name is as unique as her songs, is based in Bengaluru and is both a singer and a songwriter. Her love for music prompted her to post videos of her performing the covers of popular songs on her social media handles. When covid struck, so did an idea to create a brand new song which would make her create ripples in the music industry. She subsequently released her new debut single, ‘New’, which has an undeniable retro feel. The song has a soft guitar strumming which is bound to mesmerise the listener with a cosy vibe. Her latest album released an EP last year, which is called ‘The Hills Know of You’.
Debuting with her hit EP ‘Things I Saw In A Dream’, Anoushka Maskey is a storyteller who uses her beautiful songs to tell tales of the heart. This Sikkim-origin singer-songwriter uses a subtle amalgamation of folksy and acoustic music to create magic in her albums. Her soothing vocals are a cherry on the top, and her next release, ‘C.E.A.S.E’, captured the very essence of her brilliant musical mind. Her album was featured in Rolling Stone India among the ’10 Best EPs of 2020′. She has been heavily included in many upcoming music artists’ lists by leading publications.
Banat is a Mumbai-based singer whose first EP was released in covid in 2020. She is also an educator who fell in love with music at the mere age of five when she started learning harmonium. She was later introduced to rock music and learned to play the guitar. Her life plays a big influence in her music as her latest EP, ‘Flish’, embarks the listener on a journey into her soulful musical ideologies that are strung together by her experimental persona.
Varshita Ramesh, whose stage name is Huyana, is a Chennai singer-songwriter whose tryst with her musical destiny started amidst covid in 2020 when she went to Goa. She lost her job and enrolled in the Goa Jazz Academy the week after. Subsequently, she started performing in various open mics and did 30 shows in a short time span. Her single ‘Is It You?’ was a major hit and was an R&B track which was loved by everyone. Her latest track, ‘Nothing Wrong In Not Being Okay,’ is inspired by her time in Goa and is a blend of country and folk.
This multi-talented artist, who is a singer, DJ and recording artist, is making everyone take notice of her immense talent. Going by the stage name of Kayan.a, Ambika Nayak has performed with her band ‘Kimochi Youkai” at NH7 Weekender, The Royal Opera House and The Little Door. Besides this, she also performed with Nimrit Shah, which is called ‘Nothing Anonymous’, which they performed in many music festivals. Her artistry is really dynamic, as she can master different music genres with utmost ease.
Trained in classical Carnatic music, former lawyer Aditi Ramesh is basking in the success of her numerous singles. Her jazz and blues music made heads turn when she released her four-track EP ‘Leftovers’ in 2019. She intrinsically mixes her Carnatic roots with western tunes, which converge to form amazing masterpieces. Her newest album is ‘Sambar Soul’, which seals the deal that Aditi is here to stay for the long race as she boldly tries to experiment with music.