Announcing that her debut mixtape ‘damnshestamil’ will be arriving on 3rd September, Priya Ragu is continuing to get us hyped for what’s to come, sharing new single ‘Kamali’.
“A few years ago someone sent me the link to the short movie ‘Kamali’ and I was immediately inspired,” Priya explains. “I was so moved by her story that I sent it to Japhna straight away and told him to watch it. A day later he called me up saying how he wrote a song with tears in his eyes… ‘Kamali’. In so many ways I could relate to this little girl. Growing up, we look at the world with curiosity and envision infinite possibilities without any limitation. For a lot of us, these possibilities and dreams get blurry by the way the roles of men and women are dealt out. It is culturally rooted in ancient traditions where we are only good enough to become wives and mothers…where our life’s purpose is to fulfill our duties of raising our children and taking care of the household. This still exists! I want to speak to all the Kamalis in the world to think bigger than that, to look further than that.If we can birth life, imagine what we can create if we are fully off the leash?! With this song I want to be another crack in the cycle, so that one day we can fully break it together.”
“This is the most pure and sacred work that I have ever put out into the world,” Priya adds. “I’ve carried it within me for a very long time until I found a way to translate it into these songs. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Check out ‘Kamali’ below.
1. Leaf High
2. Good Love 2.0
6. Chicken Lemon Rice
9. Forgot About
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