Best songs of 2021 #8

The Celt's Seamus Enright, Thomas Lyons, Eddie Butler, Linda O'Reilly and Damian McCarney, sift through the releases of the last year and rank their top 10.

8. Ady Saj: 'Love in Life'

Punjabi hip-hop has come a long way since Baba Sehgal, and even then it wasn't what listeners might align to the popular understanding of the genre. But the niche in an ever evolving scene has fast become one of the most popular on the planet. Ady Saj, to the Celt's knowledge, is Cavan's first Punjabi hip-hop star. His latest track is melancholic and often incisive. Ady is the narrator-character in the music he’s created, and borrows from chief influences Drake and latter day Ye to build a soundscape around which he wraps his lyrics.