Priya Ragu continues her ascent by sharing blissful new single ‘ILLUMINOUS’. The track – wihich finds Priya elevating the joyous Raguwavy vibe that made ‘damnshestamil’ so special into something even more life-affirming. Her Tamil heritage once again proudly takes centre-stage, most notably in her distinctive vocal cadence which weaves effortlessly through silky R&B and vibrant electro beats to create a unique sonic tapestry.
Priya says, “I believe we are all beings of light. It’s a journey that starts before we enter this world and continues while we have this human experience, and then remains after we leave this earth. I also believe that we all have this one true unique gift that could bring us back to our true selves. Once you have found that, the light within you shines so bright that you become invincible. This is how I feel at this stage in my life and with this song I want to encourage others to find that one thing. Apart from all that, it’s also a turn up song, so you know what you gotta do!”
As ever, ‘Illuminous’ was written by Priya with production from her brother and creative collaborator Japhna Gold.
The accompanying video for ‘Illuminous’ was directed by Silence, whose credits include Sigrid, IAMDDB and Yxng Bane. In a playful yet surreal and stylised video, Priya is depicted as four different characters – each of which abstractly represents Priya’s personality, strength and confidence at this moment in time.
Priya will return London to headline the Scala on April 21st, tickets for which are available HERE. She will then travel to Glasgow and Dublin on The Road To The Great Escape ahead of the main festival in Brighton. Priya’s summer festival schedule is also taken shape, with Primavera and End of the Road among those already confirmed.