Long drives & Music

We are currently living in a virtual world where things like long drives seem like a melancholy. Long drive is a concept very close to my heart. Me and Manish (my better half) love to travel and our love for roads and serene drives is endless! One thing which is constant for any drive is : Music

Earlier we used to have a new playlist for each new trip but later when we realised that almost 90% of the songs remain constant, we just started adding to our existing one! Some songs have that inbuilt vibe in them which take you on a trip even when you are at home. Listening to such songs when on a long drive is like adding a nutri-boost to your adrenaline and travel spirit.

I have a very peculiar memory of long drives and music. We were once driving from Pune to Nagpur when I was in school and Dad had asked me to take care of cassettes to carry for the journey. I goofed up and we were left with just one, which was already in the car : Deewana by Sonu Nigam. We listened to the same cassette over and over again for those 12 hours, to and fro. Now, whenever I listen to any fraction of a song from that album, I am suddenly taken back to that specific road trip.

Similarly, when we were touring Ladakh, our guide had this peculiar Ladakhi prayer music in his car. It was like the entire natural beauty was translated into that music. I have always been excited about music that soothes long drives and finally came up to making one such song which I will definitely add to my long drive list – not because its my song, but because of the vibes it carries.

Do you have any specific memory about long drives and music ? Would love to hear in the comments below!

Why Minimalistic Songs?

I came across this concept of minimalism a couple of years ago. It has many aspects to it and from understanding it to living a life on the principle of minimalism, there are a lot of steps involved. I feel that I have at least crossed the first stage, that is to accept the fact mentally that we own, use and deal with a lot of clutter in our life, physically and mentally! Minimalism is a way to take out the chaos and highlight what really matters!

I have become a fan of minimalistic photography and have tried my hands on a few ideas which you can check on my instagram! I am following this lifestyle closely and would love to share all my experiences and thoughts on the same here on my blog platform!

When I started to work on ideas on 2020, I had a little dream to venture into independent music and I am so glad to have started the journey with my single, Saya Tujhi and my Album of 4 songs : Antar. Along with this, I had a plan of ‘minimalistic mondays’ : to present songs close to my heart in a minimalistic way. I admire the lyrics and melody of a few specific songs and I feel I could present them with the use of minimal instruments and also try my hands on programming! So all this gave rise to ‘minimalistic songs’ I also try to make the videos of these songs simple to watch and to go with the theme of minimalism.

If this concept excites you, welcome to the minimalistic club! Please have a look at a few minimalistic songs that I am sure you will enjoy.

Tu bin bataye Minimalistic Song by Saee

Avantika Title Song Minimalistic Version by Saee

Tu hi Re Minimalistic Song by Saee

Here is the link to the entire playlist

If you have any ideas or any requests for minimalistic versions of any songs, please feel free to comment below 🙂

Share love and music, take care and stay safe!