Following the mighty first single, ‘Immigrant Warrior’, and the title track, Sunny Jain is teasing again his upcoming album, Wild Wild East. The brilliant and acclaimed Indian-American composer and dhol player has shared a third single called ‘Red, Brown, Black’, which features LA-based rapper Haseeb. Jain explains how this collaboration happened:
“A good friend and NYC Basement Bhangra pioneer, DJ Rekha, mentioned Haseeb to me over 2 years ago. I started checking his tracks out and I think what drew me to him was – here’s a South Asian Muslim-American in LA talking about things that I can immediately relate to. I hit him up and he was immediately down to collab on a track. We went back and forth on the subject matter I wanted to address in the song and he did that and more. Red, Brown, Black addresses the concept of this album head on, playing with the words Indian, Cowboy, Native, Sheriff.”
Listen to ‘Red, Brown, Black’ below and grab the album when it’s out on February 21st through Smithsonian Folkways.
In other related news, and in support of the upcoming Wild Wild East, Sunny Jain has announced a string of shows in the US. Take a look at all his stops in his website.