Shilpa Ananth, an Indian vocalist, songwriter, and performing artist based in the UAE, is back with a bang after a hiatus since her last EP. Her latest musical offering, “Reproduction,” is a powerful narrative that challenges societal norms and celebrates individuality. With a unique sound that blends the flavors of South India with Soul, Jazz, Pop, and Electronic influences, Shilpa’s music transcends borders and cultures.
“Reproduction” is not just an album; it’s a journey of empowerment. Shilpa, who serves as both the songwriter and composer for all 11 original tracks, showcases her creative brilliance and unwavering dedication to her craft. Collaborating with talents like Drew Of the Drew for production and mixing, Jake Sherman for keys and synths, and Beatbox Ray for additional engineering, the album promises a blend of artistry and technical finesse. Jett Galindo’s mastering at The Bakery adds the final touch, ensuring top-notch audio quality.
The album’s core theme revolves around a woman’s courageous defiance of societal and cultural norms. Through each song, she discovers liberation, strength, and self-acceptance, choosing to follow her dreams rather than conforming to a predetermined path. It’s a tale of breaking free from patriarchal control and embracing one’s authentic self.
Shilpa’s journey as an artist is as inspiring as her music. A graduate with honors from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she self-released her debut EP, “Indian Soul,” which garnered considerable acclaim. Her talent has led her to collaborate with Grammy award-winning composers such as A.R. Rahman, Bobby McFerrin, Bill Whalen, Chandrika Tandon, and Javier Limon’s ‘Original Quartet.’ She even featured on Thana Alexa’s Grammy-nominated album, “Ona.”
Shilpa Ananth’s ability to seamlessly incorporate three of the oldest Indian languages – Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi – with English and Arabic in her music is a testament to her commitment to cultural diversity and artistic exploration.
As “Reproduction” nears its Q3 2023 release, anticipation runs high for an album that promises to be a bold and transformative musical experience. Shilpa Ananth’s musical journey is not just about notes and melodies; it’s about breaking barriers, challenging conventions, and empowering voices. With “Reproduction,” she invites listeners to join her on this empowering musical odyssey, where every note is a step toward liberation and self-discovery. Shilpa Ananth is not just an artist; she is a force of inspiration and change in the music industry.