Pragya Pallavi is a talented musician and singer/songwriter from Mumbai, India, who is classically trained as a Hindustani vocalist but whose music and influences cover a wide variety of music such as alternative rock, jazz, hip-hop and R&B. Pragya is a proud and outspoken member of the LGBT+ community, to whom she has dedicated her album ‘Queerism’ of which the single ‘Girls You Rule’ which I will be reviewing today is the second track.
‘Girls You Rule’ opens with an upbeat guitar riff, the acoustic tones of which work really well with her frankly fantastic voice. What I like though more than the music itself is that it’s a positive message, it’s not about perseverance, at least not as directly as some other LGBT+ anthems, instead it’s actually quite fun. It’s about just living your life and loving who you want to love. It also suggests quite clearly in my opinion that there is a life after ‘coming out’ which is an important message for members of the community of any age, we often get so caught up in potential stigma, or the societal backlash of ‘coming out’ that we forget that their is a whole life to be lived afterwards, this song remembers that idea, and also show that it can also be a happy future. It’s an immensely rewarding and engaging song that is easily one of the best I’ve listened to in recent history.
So that’s what I thought of Pragya Pallavi’s single ‘Girls You Rule’ and if you want to check that out for yourself then make sure and head on over to Spotify. While you’re at it, show support for the artist by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Finally, you can check out and purchase the full album, via the link at the top of the page.
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