Taken from their third album Navarasa : Nine Emotions, which came out earlier in the year to widespread acclaim, Yorkston/Thorne/Khan (aka James Yorkston, Jon Thorne and Suhail Khan) have shared a video for the track Sukhe Phool.
The album centred around the nine emotions (nava) or Sentiments (rasa) of the arts, around which the trio paired a song to each one. Sukhe Phool, the albums opening track, correlates to the emotion Karuna (sorrow), and is the trios usual amalgamation of Indian and western folk music, a beautiful melancholy track, very much in the eastern tradition until a verse in English at the tracks close, and this bubbling, jazz-like bassline underpinning things.
Director Jack Barraclough says of the video “James, Suhail and Jon’s collaboration is already so distinctive, and with the beautiful choreography added by Kali and Parbati, there is an intricate balance of all these performers coming together. So I wanted to direct Sukhe Phool with a light touch and just let the dancers and musicians do their thing, and make sure the video reflected this delicate balance.”
Check it out, here