Emerging British Indo-jazz artist, Unnati, has announced the release of her newest single Teri Yaad Aati Hain, ahead of the release of her brand new album Indigo Soul (out February 2020). It’s a crossover of Indian classical, jazz and spiritual, while retaining several other elements of Western music and reflecting Unnati’s British-Indian heritage. The single is being released ahead of her show at the EFG London Jazz Festival on November 24th at Karamel.
Her new single, Teri Yaad Aati Hain (I Remember You), unfurls over gentle tabla rhythms and guitars, keyboards, bass, and drums programmed by Diamond Duggal. The track has already been chosen by DJ Ravin to feature on the influential Buddha Bar’s compilation album.
Unnati’s debut album is also grounded in Indian classical, Sufi and the spirituality of bhajan devotional songs. The Western and intercontinental influences come from Latin, jazz and pop arrangements by producers such as Xan Blacq (Amy Winehouse), Gordon Hulbert (Anastacia, Alison Limerick) and the Budapest Film Orchestra.
The eldest of two daughters, Unnati grew up in Finchley, North London, in a house busy with visitors including famous artists and students of her father, the late iconic singer of Indian classical music royalty, Nitai Dasgupta (1934 – 2003), who was a pioneer, performer, teacher and recording artist among the first to bring Indian classical music to Britain. His cult 1972 LP Songs of India was recently re-issued, delighting the likes of Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet), who discovered the record in his grandfather’s vinyl collection and featured the track Cham Cham Cham Cham on his NTS radio show.