To mark Record Store Day 2020, Anoushka will be releasing ‘Love Letters’ as a 12” vinyl. Marking a different direction for the internationally celebrated artist, it offers a shift in intimacy and content and comes at a pivotal time in her career as she signed to her new record label, Mercury KX, earlier this year. Hailed by the Guardian as a “virtuoso sitar player”, Anoushka truly pushes the boundaries of how the instrument is perceived and “uses it as a vehicle for creativity” (Times).
‘Love Letters’ documents a time of profound flux for Anoushka. Health issues, heartbreak, domestic upheaval: “These were difficult times, which pushed me into some very vulnerable places. I’ve written from a personal place before, but this time there was something particularly tender about the process. It was a creative challenge to be brave enough to allow the music to remain as raw as it began” she says.
A host of trail-blazing women feature on ‘Love Letters’, including singer and co-producer Alev Lenz, twin sister vocal duo Ibeyi, singer and cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson, renowned Indian singer Shilpa Rao, Brooklyn-based mastering engineer Heba Kadry (Björk, Slowdive) and British audio mastering engineer Mandy Parnell (Aphex Twin, The XX).
Record Store Day 2020 details are here.