Abi began writing full songs during her time at Penn State and found a passion, quickly moving from performing at State College open mic nights to opening house shows to playing venues around the Philly music scene. With melodic inspirations rooted largely in the classical Southern Indian pieces she would sing with her grandmother, Abi blends her natural sense of tonality with Western harmony-driven inspirations like Mitski, Lorde, and Snail Mail. Abi continues to explore a variety of stylistic influences punctuated by a lyricism grounded in identity, relationships, and empowerment.
Abi's latest release, her 4 song EP, "No Contact" explores the whirlwind of emotions that define the experiences of loss and love, expressed through dynamic vocals uniquely reinforced by Indian roots.
The EP moves organically through the stages of loss: first with an upbeat Synth-Pop track reliving of the doe-eyed optimism and fulfillment of a couple meant-to-be--(1) “WRU” is the hypnotizing honeymoon phase of the story with poppy chords underlying a gripping and dynamic pacing. “WRU”'s bright emotion crescendos into the stark contrast of tension in (2) “Substance,” paralleling the maddeningly sudden confusion and frustration through dark and ambient synths driven by trap percussion. (3) By “SoftBoi,” memories become an obsession. Guilt, anger, yearning, and nostalgia are invoked through blending Lo-fi, melancholic melodies with a Trap style, the most overtly Indian influence appearing in the breakdown’s Hindustani vocals and veenai performance. (4) The conclusion, “Wlvs”, reclaims a sense of self and respect from the ashes with exciting harmonies and a subtle callback to the plucky synth sounds from the first track, tempered by experience.