Patio Unplugged: Abeineth's Frightening Us is an anti-war protest song to raise awareness of the plight of refugees

Week 6 of Patio Unplugged sees Abeineth play two acoustic ballads: Frightening us and On my own.

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Patio Unplugged: Sooraj Bishnoi's Afterlife lacks polish

Patio Unplugged: Sooraj Bishnoi's Afterlife lacks polish

Patio Unplugged's fourth independent artist is Sooraj Bishnoi, who is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Mumbai.

Patio Unplugged: In 'Strangers' Awkward Bong offers up a soft acoustic ballad about love

Patio Unplugged: In 'Strangers' Awkward Bong offers up a soft acoustic ballad about love

Awkward Bong is a Mumbai-based musician Ronit Sarkar's singer-songwriter avatar. Starting out as a solo bedroom project in 2014, the act has now grown into a four-piece band with a lush, organic pop sound. The first Awkward Bong song is "Strangers". According to the artist, the song is about people falling out and becoming strangers to each other. The song is a very mainstream acoustic ballad and is supported by a chord progression you've heard many times. The song isn't trying anything new and the smooth vocals are also very pastiche. People who like soft acoustic ballads about love will like the song, but there's nothing in the song for those who ask more of their music. Even the lyrics are about sentiments that have been thrown up by countless bands over the years.

Patio Unplugged: Ray & The Revolution's Hard To Believe will lift your spirits

Patio Unplugged: Ray & The Revolution's Hard To Believe will lift your spirits

Patio Unplugged's next feature is a band called Ray & The Revolution. The band is comprised of Shubham Ray, Rishab Pandit and Shishya Ray.

Patio Unplugged: Guitar riffs the highlight in Ray & The Revolution's Isabella

Patio Unplugged: Guitar riffs the highlight in Ray & The Revolution's Isabella

Patio Unplugged's next feature is a band called Ray & The Revolution. The band is comprised of Shubham Ray, Rishab Pandit and Shishya Ray.

Patio Unplugged: Shifting vocal styles the highlight in Second Sight's Little Plastic Raincoat

Patio Unplugged: Shifting vocal styles the highlight in Second Sight's Little Plastic Raincoat

Even though Little Plastic Raincoat has no jazz elements, it retains the smooth quality of the first song and remains very much a Second Sight song.

Patio Unplugged: Nemesis is an attempt by Sooraj Bishnoi to stray away from the formulaic acoustic approach

Patio Unplugged: Nemesis is an attempt by Sooraj Bishnoi to stray away from the formulaic acoustic approach

Patio Unplugged's fourth independent artist is Sooraj Bishnoi, who is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Mumbai.

Patio Unplugged: 'Tides' is a conventional alternative rock song, from Mumbai band Calico

Patio Unplugged: 'Tides' is a conventional alternative rock song, from Mumbai band Calico

Calico is a four-piece band. Although they are still searching for a definitive sound, they identify most with a mixture of varied genres like soft pop, jazz, soul, R&B, and funk. Formed in early 2017, the band consists of Anuraag Gawhale (guitar), Ivan Imkong (vocals+guitar), Shashwat Karkare (drums) and Yohaan Pissurlenker (bass). The band's second song "Tides" starts off as a more conventional alternative rock song, with a plucked intro. The song slowly builds up and intensifies with drums, chiming guitars and falsetto vocals joining in, before culminating in a proper jam. The song is pretty different from the first one, yet there's a definite identity to both of them that remains consistent

Patio Unplugged: 'Let Me Out, Let Me Go' chronicles Awkward Bong's love-hate equation with Mumbai​

Patio Unplugged: 'Let Me Out, Let Me Go' chronicles Awkward Bong's love-hate equation with Mumbai​

On Patio Unplugged: Awkward Bong is musician Ronit Sarkar's singer-songwriter avatar. The act is a four-piece band with a lush, organic pop sound.

Patio Unplugged: Second Sight's La Hermosa Tristeza instantly appeals to the senses

Patio Unplugged: Second Sight's La Hermosa Tristeza instantly appeals to the senses

La Hermosa Tristeza is easily the most unique song featured on Patio Unplugged till now and probably the best one too.