Nepal’s popular folk-rock band Mt 8848 were formed in 2005. Since their early days, the band have been able to show their versatility by playing different genres like Nepali folk, blues, country, jazz, rock and others. The band are very popular among rock heads, and some of their songs are remarkably popular among the listeners. So far, the band have released two albums, and both of them are a hit among the Nepali rock music fraternity.
In late 2019, Mt 8848 got their new vocalist Jigmee Wangchuk Lepcha replacing Darshan Rai. Lately, the band are frequently releasing new songs, and all of them are worth listening to.
This week, Onlinekhabar has brought seven songs of Mt 8848 that are worth listening to.
1. Maski Maski
Maski Maski is one of the greatest hits of Mt 8848. The song narrates the singer’s reaction to a woman who impressed him. This song of Mt 8848 is usually performed in many pubs and school programmes as well. The intro of the song that is accompanied by a flute is a signature note.
2. Sathi (60)
This is also another most popular song by the band. It is a part of Mt 8848 album, Yo Sansar. As ‘sathi’ means 60 in Nepali, the singer asked his beloved, ”Will you be with me when I will turn 60?” The song has a very jolly rhythm that helps to let your body groove.
3. Chiuri Phool
Chiuri Phool is inspired by a song that follows folk patterns. As the song features tunes of madal, flutes and sarangi, it gives folky vibes to the listeners. The song is from the album Jeu Ko Masu.
4. Jeu Ko Masu
Along with the song, the music video of Jeu Ko Masu is also equally interesting. The music video of the song features ascetics dancing and playing the guitar. The song consists of variations from soft vocals at the beginning to a powerful riff and melodious guitar solo. The song also represents the album with the same title.
5. Raat Gujarna
Raat Gujarna is from the album Yo Sansar. In the song, the singer wants to stay alive remembering the old days. Although the song is well composed, written and performed; it is still considered the underrated number of Mt 8848.
This is a very emotional song by Mt 8848. The music video of the song portrays the feeling of students living abroad who want to return to their homeland yet are compelled to stay there. A lot of students and workers living abroad can relate to this song.
This is the latest song by the band released just a month ago. The lyric of the song is very relatable to the present condition of Nepal. It depicts how the people in power, especially the political leaders, have ruined the situation of the country.