Introducing Immi, an Assamese vocalist on a mission to put the culture of her beloved state, Assam, on the world map through her music. Born in Goalpara and now settled in Boston, Immi, started her training in Indian classical music under the guidance of Gurus, Ustads and Pandits of different Gharanas since she was just 6 years old. Carrying her love for music across the seas, Immi moved to the United States where she realized the need of bringing the glorious Assamese music and culture at the forefront of a global audience. Collaborating with local accomplished musicians of Boston, Immi formed her band “Immi and the Mahoots”, Mahoots meaning elephant riders – a significant aspect of Assamese history and culture. With her band, Immi attempts to bring forward the original essence of Assamese music with the right combination of Country, Rock and Jazz music in front of the Western audience. Her new single ‘Mayabini’ shows Immi’s amazing talent accompanied by her amazing band. So. we decided to catch up with her to get to know the lady behind the music.
What inspired you to get into music?
Music has an inexplicable quality of reaching people’s hearts and impart happiness. That is one aspect that has inspired me to pursue music.
How would you describe your music?
Amalgamated and retrofit. Combining or blending different genres and different styles of music
What would you say is your recording and song writing style?
Contemporary and somewhat staying true to the classics; unique in a certain way.
Where would you like to see your music career in 5 years time?
To be a top notch artist who has built a brand through her musical style and sensibilities. Exploring various genres of music to give it a contemporary feel in terms of mass outreach.
Her decadent and intricate retro-revivalism feels synonymous with chrome finishes, the smell of leather interiors, and endless lonely stretches and amazing tone in vocals.
Mayabini is a major step forward for Immi. The band add to the amazing huge sound with Its arrangements overstuffed and pristine, indebted to what feels like every subgenre of rock blended with Assamese music without ever devolving into outright pastiche. The guitars and vocal scan as both mutant glam rock and sun-drenched AM gold. A
Mayabini is towering and massive, with urgent pacing and sharp turns. A perfect start to what we believe will be a furore of future releases from Immi.