Since his debut in 2019, singer, lyricist, and music producer AP Dhillon has sung his way into the hearts of millions of Punjabi music fans across the globe. From his song ‘Saada Pyaar,’ which softly tugs on listener’s heartstrings, to his iconic Brown boy anthem ‘Brown Munde,’ each track has helped put Dhillon in a prime spot in the music game, with a large fan base that only continues to grow. All of us might not understand Punjabi music but we can’t party without it, and we certainly can’t ignore it. Punjabi songs are the life of every party and even if you’re not Punjabi, you’d agree that grooving to Punjabi music is the best - and when we are talking about Punjabi music, AP Dhillon songs are on everyone’s playlist these days. From long drives to a house party, we all listen to his music. So, here are five AP Dhillon songs that need to be on every ‘Brown Munde’ playlist –
‘Excuses’: There is a new heartbreak song in town, and we can’t stop humming it. ‘Excuses’ by AP Dhillon and Gurinder Gill - with music by Intense - is all we are listening to on Instagram. “Dil tera Jado tutuga tan pata laguga,” speaks to your soul and we know you think of that one toxic ex every time this line comes on.
‘Fate’: ‘Fate’ talks about heartbreak and AP Dhillon and Gurrinder Gill have mastered the art of singing about a broken heart. Shinda Kahlon, the featured artist on this cut, gives out a hard-hitting verse too. The production by Money Musik follows the trap formula, hard 808’s and booming bass. This is the perfect amalgamation of traditional and modern music styles coming together.
‘Takeover’: ‘Takeover’ is a track that’s bragging and boasting about the lavish lifestyle that these guys live. The production features sinister bells that fit perfectly with the lyrics of this cut. AP Dhillon and Gurrinder Gill give each other space to shine individually which makes their alliance even better. The featured artist, AR Paisley, packs a punch with his contribution to this song.
‘Chances’: The most chill track on its EP, ‘Chances’ flows smoothly throughout its runtime. The bass drops at the perfect time while the snares are just hypnotic on that loopy flute in the background. In this production, AP Dhillon and Gurrinder Gill glide, taking turns at killing their verses. They are two heartbroken boys who’ve found melody in their respective sorrows.
‘Saada Pyaar’: This song has AP Dhillon going solo and the chemistry that he and Money Musik share is incredible. The song starts off with AP singing to a guitar strumming in the background which follows the bass and the hi-hats. One of the deepest cuts on this record, ‘Saada Pyaar’ is another heartbreaking tale about unrequited love.