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Son of a preacher! it's the
Sa, meaning “to breathe”, is the debut album by Melbourne based Punjabi-Australian vocalist Parvyn, released worldwide on the 10th of September. Sa is also the syllable used for the first note of the Indian raga system, a tradition which Parvyn draws from and interweaves with her deeply personal songwriting and rich, dark production.
As a songwriter, Parvyn explores themes of perception and reality, love and family. Throughout Sa she explicitly reflects on her own struggles with mental health issues, growing up in Australia with immigrant parents and navigating having a young family of her own. Parvyn sings in both Punjabi and English and her range as a singer is almost impossibly broad. She easily swings from deftly executing virtuosic Indian classical ideas to delivering disarmingly personal lyrics to ethereal improvisations and tonal landscapes. The voice and the songwriting are the threads that bind this diverse record together.
The feature album is played in full on the station Thursdays at 10am on Local Noise