Heavy Rotation: Jecin George, Midhun Narayanan, Vishal Bhardwaj & More

Tracking album releases are becoming way too harder these days! Has the "album" finally lost its allure in India too?

Nin Kannil (Midhun Narayanan, Meera) - Why don't we get more songs like this? Srinivas and Sujatha are simply mesmerising!

Neela Shalabhame (Jecin George, Charminar) - Sachin Warrier and Gayathri Suresh's outstanding rendition takes the lilting semi-classical fusion to soaring heights.

Kaattin Saarangi (Vishal Bhardwaj, Carbon) - Why is it to so hard for the makers behind this Malayalam film to release the official soundtrack? My gripes about the botched rollout aside, this Vishal Bhardwaj-composed melody is every bit a soft, sublime listen, accentuated further by Benny Dayal's soulful vocals.

Mist of Capricorn (Manavyalakincharadate) (Agam) - Agam broke into mainstream with Solo last year, but in their sophomore album outing A Dream to Remember, the prog rock band's amalgamation of rock and Carnatic music sounds so beautiful like never before!

Despacito (Indian Classical Version) (Mahesh Raghvan ft. Praveen Prathapan & Janan Sathiendran) - This song, an Indian makeover of the worldwide monster hit, is long overdue, for I kept meaning to share it when it released sometime last July, but somehow missed it among other things. That said, what a fantastic fusion it is!