BBC Sound of 2022 longlist revealed!

As another year of extraordinary new music comes to a close, the BBC Sound Of poll reveals it’s longlist of talent that is expected to make waves in 2022.

And per usual, most of the acts were featured on here quite some time ago… Here’s the longlist:

BBC Radio 1 will unveil the Top 5 daily from 2nd January 2022, with the winner announced on 6th January 2022.

Priya Ragu – Lighthouse

A stunningly rich fusion of RnB and pop from Priya Ragu. As one can always expect with this starlet, the sound is almost luxurious in it’s tone, all the while flirting between genres with ease and finesse.

Taken from the outstanding new album ‘damnshestamil’ which is out now.

Priya Ragu

Priya Ragu – Forgot About

Priya Ragu continues to release gems that blow me away completely. New single ‘Forgot About’ showcases a more mellow and soulful twist to this talent’s repertoire that is further proof of just how talented she is.

Priya Ragu

Priya Ragu – Chicken Lemon Rice

Tamil–Swiss artist Priya Ragu has taken the pop world by storm over the last twelve months.

Now she’s back with a superb piece of melodic of dance-pop that fuses RnB and Tamil-inspired beat work together into something quite magical.

Priya Ragu

New Music: Priya Ragu

RnB and soul marry together in a perfect harmony with this release by Tamil–Swiss musician Priya Ragu.

The whole song is a delight from start to finish; the longer you listen, the more you’ll be rewarded with some stunning infusions of Sri Lankan beats.

It’s just pure joy to experience, and a song that projects Ragu’s concept of an idealistic first love…

“Beyond religion, beyond cast, beyond colour. It’s the feeling nothing can tear you apart because it’s so strong.”

Priya Ragu