Mumbai-born Singer Priya Darshini Nominated For Grammys With Debut Album
Mumbai-born singer Priya Darshini has been nominated for the 63rd edition of the 2021 Grammy Awards with her debut album ‘Periphery’. Under contract with Chesky Records, Priya Darshini has contributed in many voice-overs and music composition in the past. The New York-based singer is also an actor, entrepreneur and athlete.
Priya’s ‘Periphery’ has been nominated in the ‘Best New Age Album’ category. The annual Grammy Awards will be announced on January 31, 2021.
“A Live album, recorded entirely on One mic getting nod from the Academy is really quite surreal,” Priya said in an Instagram post, announcing the news of her Grammys nomination.
According to moneycontrol.com, Priya had once described her album saying: “I wanted to explore music that brings out the most vulnerable aspects of a person; that raw and unfiltered emotion. What does that music sound like? We wrote the whole record in the twelve days leading to the recording. The entire album was recorded on ONE mic, in an abandoned church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. What we got was an authentic view into that isolated, vulnerable and powerful space.”
‘Jahaan’, ‘The Banyan Tree’, ‘Loneliest Star’ and ‘Sanware Sanware’ are among the titles of the tracks that won Priya a Grammys nomination.
Chesky Records heaped praise on Priya saying her “knowledge of music from all over the world has resulted in a fresh, imaginative and fascinating new sound. She displays an exciting combination of range, technique, unconventional compositions, a feminist perspective, and a prodigious voice that truly sets her apart from other vocalists.”
She has earlier collaborated with many Grammy Award winners like Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Philip Lassiter and Jeff Coffin.
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