Following the historic 377 verdict in October 2018 that decriminalised gay sex in India, ‘Queerism’ is a truly revolutionary album. Released on The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Pragya Pallavi’s debut album is dedicated to LGBTQIA+ communities in India and all over the world and with her variance of dance beats, emotive, powerhouse vocals and Indian fusions, Pragya achieves a truly empowering collection of tracks.
Pragya has already been internationally well received prior to her album, following the releases of her four singles prior to the ‘Queerism’ release and her album’s significant concept. After appearing on the likes of Jeremy Vine’s talk show on Radio 2, BBC Asian Network, Pink News, Gay Times and Gay Star News, Pragya’s debut album is set to reach out to those that her message targets on a global scale.
A trained Hindustani vocalist, Pragya offers a delicious fusion of European and Indian incentives to her music, combining heavy dance beats with Nagaswaram melodies and Carnatic style riffs. Varying from jazzy, sensual rhythms of “Lingering Wine” to the punchy beats of “Izzat De” to the slow, emotional slow burning sounds of “Rain Rain Go Away”, ‘Queerism’ is an album that leaves no palate wanting.