‘Sister Susannah’ is the new single taken from Anoushka Shankar's forthcoming release, Love Letters P.S., out on June 4th on Mercury KX. Some of you may have already heard us perform this song live in London, Delhi or Mumbai. Finally it is seeing its release today: stream here!
This is a very special song with a very special lyric video, the words just here mean so much here. You can hear Anoushka read the wonderful poem by the incredible Nikita Gill- the life giving beautiful words that topped off and blessed this creation. In the most fantastic zoom calls we shared our meanings of the song, in remote recording session all around the world the song came together. I am honoured to have been part of such an amazing team (yes you can hear me on vocals here too ;))!
Thank you so much to:
Nina Harries and Anandi Bhattacharya for singing with me, to Manu Delago for your incredible sensibility and sharing your gift, and to Matt Robertson and Heba Kadry for your sonic mastery !
Sitar and spoken word: Anoushka Shankar
Vocals: Nina Harries, Anandi Bhattacharya and Alev Lenz
Percussion: Manu Delago
Mixing: Matt Robertson
Mastering: Heba Kadry
Lyric Video: Jonny Sanders / Prehuman - oh yes you have read his name here more than once ;)
Music and lyrics by: Anoushka Shankar and Alev Lenz
Spoken Word Poem by: Nikita Gill
Arranged, programmed and produced by: Anoushka Shankar and Alev Lenz