At the moment, critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum band Younger the Large releases ACT II: EXILE the second act of their fifth studio album, American Bollywood, which shall be launched on October 21 by way of AWAL/Jungle Youth Data. The album is being revealed in 4 acts, with two acts remaining: Battle and Denouement.
American Bollywood would be the first album in 4 years since Mirror Grasp and the primary since leaving the key label system. For the reason that final album, three of the band members grew to become fathers, and naturally there was a world pandemic. The album tells the multi-generational saga of the American immigrant, and the origins, exiles, battles, and denouement of reclaiming our collective identification. The band’s singer, Sameer Gadhia, is the son of Indian immigrants, making him a novel voice in American rock music. “This isn’t simply the story of an Indian-American caught in between two worlds,” the band’s Sameer Gadhia beforehand mentioned, “it’s additionally our common search to search out which means in chaos.”
Of ACT II: EXILE Gadhia says:
Typically exile is exterior stress to depart. Within the Mahabharata, the Pandavas are banished from their kingdom after a rigged recreation of cube.
For the world, our pandemic exile has been a brand new actuality we’re nonetheless reeling from. We marvel if issues will ever return: if we will unsee what we have been compelled to within the mirror of isolation.
However for the immigrant, exile is a voluntary sacrifice for alternative: the lack of homeland is a pining that’s at all times there, even subconsciously within the kids of immigrants, whose mother and father’ loss is only a formless ghost that causes trauma rippling throughout generations.
The album was co-produced by John Hill (Santigold, M.I.A, Phantogram, Khalid) and the members of Younger the Large, and its lead single “Wake Up”, launched in June, is at the moment within the high 30 at Different Radio.
Along with the brand new music, Gadhia was lately named to Selection’s 2022 Inclusion Influence Report, the publication’s annual record highlighting advocates for inclusivity who’ve made an influence within the leisure business over the previous yr. In 2020, he launched Level of Origin on SIRIUSXM’s Alt Nation, a platform to amplify voices of colour. Every month, he highlights an artist by enjoying their music on-air with heavy rotation, with every spin together with a customized introduction from Gadhia. Over the subsequent yr, Gadhia will broaden this marketing campaign as he continues to be a distinguished, unwavering voice for equality and alter.
Younger The Large was established in 2004 and is comprised of Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Francois Comtois (drums) and Payam Doostzadeh (bass).