If this pandemic and its social distancing-filled quarantines have given us anything, it’s a slew of love songs that suit everyone’s long-distance relationships with their loved ones. Singer-songwriter Siddhant Mishra’s
single Roothey Hue belongs to this pantheon of calming, relaxing tunes.
Roothey Hue is a honest bittersweet song of missing your significant other even if you were meant to be be together. The lyrics as well as the acoustic production evoke the simplistic aura of indie pop titans like Taba Chake and Prateek Kuhad but not at the point of being cliched or derivative.
In fact, Mishra’s soothing vocals not only reflect contemporary artists like Prateek Kuhad but also the romantic songs of yesteryear indie greats
like KK. All in all, Mishra’s single is a simple and warm-hearted ballad
capturing the withdrawal that comes with love. The song opens up as fairly simple but the emotions gear up and the Roothey Hue does get catchy as the verses build up.
Verdict: A simple, warm song that seems like it’s dedicated to all lovers
who couldn’t meet because of the pandemic.