Priya Darshini, a Carnatic musician, is inspired by her roots


Priya Darshini’s new album Periphery is inspired by her roots in Carnatic music

Hitting all the right notes

By Anesha George  April 20th, 2020

In the backdrop of the current anti-immigrant rhetoric, artist Priya Darshini’s album, Periphery, stands out as a beacon of hope for cultural unanimity.

 

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While the album will release in May, the New York-based vocalist has already dropped her first single ‘Home’ which, with its unconventional and layered composition, explores the idea of socio-cultural identity. Inspired by her roots in Carnatic music, she melds classical, American folk and pop tunes to create her own distinct identity.

 

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Priya Darshini—who is also an actor, ultra marathoner, entrepreneur and environmentalist—chose the various connotations of ‘home’ to introspect into her own life, which has often been on the periphery of different cultures. The Brooklyn-based artist has powerfully recreated the diverse influences that she has absorbed along her personal journey through the tracks.

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Available on multiple streaming platforms, tune into the metaphor-heavy music video that uses the tropes of land, water and sky, to drive home the concept of ‘belonging’.