Brooklyn-based Sunny Jain announced his new album, Wild Wild East, will be out February 21st via Smithsonian Folkways and shared the lead eponymous track along with its accompanying video.
“Wild Wild East” “is about migration,” Sunny Jain said about the track. “A story that everyone has in their family, whether it be 100 years old or in recent times. This song is about my lineage from Osian, Rajasthan to Sialkot, Punjab to the 1947 partition of India, and then the eventual move to America. The courageousness of all immigrants to leave their family and home in search of opportunity in a foreign land is a wild and bold move. One that truly embodies the romanticized ideas the cowboy has always professed to be.”
The video was directed by Adeel Ahmed and kept to the track’s theme of crossing borders, being filmed across the globe in Manhattan, Queens, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.
Wild Wild East is the first release in the Smithsonian Folkways’ Asian Pacific America series,
Wild Wild East Track Lisingt:
2. Wild Wild East
4. Red, Brown, Black
5. Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal (Remembrance)
6. Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal
9. Hai Apna Dil to Aawara
10. Tumse Lagi Lagan
11. Maitri Bhavanu
12. Brooklyn Dhamal
By Antonio Villaseñor-Baca