The Local Train, the band from local roots of New Delhi which specializes in Acoustic/Rock, has become the new face of Hindi Rock genre. The band launched its new album a few weeks back—Aalas ka Pedh. The band currently consists of four members and has recently won the Sennheiser’s Top50 talent hunt.
“Aalas ka Pedh” has introduced seven songs in the tracklist. The song Yeh Zindagi Hai starts off slow and picks up the pace, changing from Guitar to the Guitar-Drum duo. The lyrics go around the happenings in daily life, heart break and fake mask that people put on.
Kaise Jiyun is a youthful soundtrack that hits the right notes. The song is also available on acoustic and has an easy on the ears feeling.
Aaoge Tum Kabhi starts with a trippy tune but then turns to one typical Indi-rock song that is common among all the bands out there. Choo Lo is one of the songs that stands out from the others, with a 40-second long guitar track in the beginning. It seems like this melodious but monotonous song has come out right from the heart of an old-school lover.
Another song from the same background – Dil Mere is the most relaxed song of the album. The music is sweet-toned and takes over the repeated lyrics which is all about a guy sharing feelings to his heart.
In an interview with the band manager – Ramit, we came to know about the thought behind the name of the album. Ramit described it as – “The album is like the albatross around our neck man. It took us close to 4 years to complete the album. The name is symbolic of the same. During Raman’s college days a close friend in the hostel would not come out of his room for days.
He and his friends wrote and drew an aalas ka pedh on his door. That somehow was apt for the album we recently took out.”
Here’s one of the videos by the band:
Overall, the album is a must listen for every music lover. With this, The Local Train makes a fitting debut into the world of indie music in India. Watch out for this band!
Note: The post was also published in the college newspaper of IIT Gandhinagar.