Breaking Tamil-Swiss vocalist and songwriter Priya Ragu shares her new single, “Chicken Lemon Rice,” today via Warner Records; check it out HERE and watch the official video HERE –
Priya says: “‘Chicken Lemon Rice’ is a celebration of unity and diversity. It’s here to commemorate all the beautiful cultures of the world. The world is not black and white, it’s colorful. We can come together and still be ourselves whilst celebrating different heritages and learning from each other.”
Priya’s brother Japhna Gold, who produced the song, adds: “Now more than ever, it is so important that we hold on to things that make us happy. Dancing is meditation, singing is meditation. We are all are connected whether we like it or not. This song is our dopamine for your soul—pull up!”
Directed by Dumas Haddad, the video for “Chicken Lemon Rice” features scenes of vibrant color, dance and fashion set against the background of a once-loved derelict London hotel. The visuals acknowledge Priya’s Sri Lankan heritage while challenging preconceptions of gender and tradition, resulting in a celebration of togetherness, self-expression and culture.
The track follows Priya’s label debut “Good Love 2.0” along with remixes of the track by Swedish electronic music group Little Dragon, Joe Goddard of Grammy and Mercury Prize-nominated synth-pop group Hot Chip and iconic DJ Honey Dijon.