Raj might be having trouble with love this season on The Big Bang Theory, but with a playlist like this, his portrayer Kunal Nayyer certainly has enough to cure whatetever heartache ails him.
EW recently spoke with actor to get a rundown of five songs/artists that are in heavy rotation right now. Take a look:
Mumford and Sons: “I love epic folk rock. I love Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova from the movie Once, and I feel like Mumford takes it to another level. When I hear it, I feel the music in my bones. I get chills when I hear it.”
Radiohead, “True Love Waits”: “I came from India in ’99 and I didn’t have access to a lot of good music. Well, I did, but it was Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, New Kids on the Block — generic pop music, which I still love to this day, though. I didn’t really get Radiohead at first, but when I really began listening to them, I became obsessed….Every single breakup I’ve had in my life, I’ve listened to that song. [Laughs] I’m an actor; we’re masochistic. It feels good to hurt.”
Eminem, “Love the Way You Lie”: “I recently had a reunion. Went I went to grad school for acting there was only eight students, and we all went out and had a blast. And we started blasting this song and started dancing. We were ‘those people’ in the car who people stare at. We were just dancing and dancing because the beat is so good.”
The Civil Wars, “Poison and Wine”: “It’s been a long time since I’ve heard two people whose voices sound so good together in harmony.”
Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Otis”: “There’s this one song with Otis Redding that’s really cool. It’s a clear and crisp form of rap. It’s driving music or good for working out….I’ve got these Dr. Dre headphones and it’s like being inside a nightclub when you put those on. I think that’s why I’m inclined to listen to hip-hop right now. It makes me feel cool, and I’m not cool at all.”