Last Friday, percussionist and producer Sarathy Korwar delivered his second studio album, More Arriving.
Over the course of two and a half years, Korwar—who was born in the US, raised in India and now based in London—worked with a varied cast of collaborators to craft the eight-track album. Indian rappers like Delhi Sultanate and Prabh Deep (who both guest on “Coolie”) as well as MC Mawali and Trap Poju give More Arriving a hip hop edge. London poet Zia Ahmed and Abu Dhabi-based writer Deepak Unnikrishnan also appear.
The variety of collaborators is intended to “reinforc[e] the fact that there is no single, all-encompassing brown story or narrative,” Korwar explains in a statement on his website. The record’s title is an explicit reference to immigration and politicians’ fear-mongering rhetoric surrounding the issue. “It’s a tongue-in-cheek play on the fact that yes, there will be more people coming and you’re gonna have to deal with it!” Korwar says.
Stream More Arriving below: