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Anoushka Shankar is breaking free, literally / 1883

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Anoushka Shankar, who is a 6-time Grammy-nominated sitarist, producer and composer is breaking free, literally. After a treacherous period of her life between 2018 and 2019, where Anoushka uses her heartbreak, health issues and domestic upheaval as a catharsis for this haunting new EP. All the while signing to a new record label, Mercury KX where she is debuting her new sound in Love Letters.

Experimental, ethereal, beautiful and heartbreaking, are all words that might be associated with this EP. Anousha's sitar playing carries the listener through a story where she reinvents herself and becomes brand new. This open and honest album heavily focuses on the lack of identity after a love affair has dwindled. She sings, ‘Am I still loveable if you stop loving me?' In which she feels as though she is no one without the love of a partner. That same someone she sings about who has left her for someone else. ‘I know she's younger than me. Do you call her bright eyes too?'

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