Watch This: Sarathy Korwar Releases Second Single ‘Bol’ Featuring Zia Ahmed And Aditya Prakash From Upcoming Album

Sarathy Korwar Bol

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Indian-bred musician, Sarathy Korwar is currently readying his highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘More Arriving‘ due out on July 26th. And following the release of its first single, Mumbay‘ alongside MC Mawali, the seasoned act has now served up one of its lengthier cuts, ‘Bol‘. Featuring London-based poet Zia Ahmed and Aditya Prakash both of whom work in tandem to round up this stellar collaboration, spoken word verses from Zia blossom into Prakash’s classical Carnatic refrains in the chorus, with the tension built up and expertly released several times over it’s almost 10-minute run time. Talking about ‘Bol‘, Zia Ahmed writes:

“It’s about wanting to find home. It’s going through images and ideas of brownness and South Asian identity that have been placed on me and people who look like me, by others in the UK and also by myself. The words are trying to navigate through all of that to find a version of myself that I can call whole/home.”

Accompanied by a commendable music video directed by David Higgs, the striking visuals “asks what it takes to integrate into British society and be considered British,” Korwar says. Soundtracked by the radio edit of the single, the critically acclaimed artist’s latest effort offers another perspective as to what it means to be ‘brown‘ for a modern contemporary Indian living in the UK.

Watch the music video for ‘Bol‘ below.