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Emerging talent VJDAMUSICMAN encapsulates the intricacies of belonging and

representation on his new album Chaos On A Canvas, showcasing a rich blend of R&B

vocals and cinematic synths that sets him up as a queer South Asian icon in the making.

Helmed by punchy lead single “UGLIES,” featuring aggressive but vulnerable rap tinged with

traditional Tamil kuthu to take us through the highs and lows that Indian-Americans face as

they learn to embrace their identity with pride.

Rooted in confidence and pride for culture and identity, the track is accompanied by vibrant

visuals showcasing one of India’s richest storytelling dance forms Bharatanatyam as the

highly relatable message on celebrating ourselves through the powerful mediums of dance

and music.

Brilliantly colourful in sonics and visuals which showcases dancers dressed in Indian

garments backdropped by colonial architecture, the track is anthemic yet woven with

touches of introspection as it laments on how no matter how hard we try to assimilate, we

will always be seen as “others.”

Having honed a genre-bending pop signature shining with grassroots feel, VJDAMUSICMAN

is a force to be reckoned with.

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By: Malvika Padin



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