“Earlier this year, Heems released Lafandar, his first solo LP in nine years, and it was our Album Of The Week. Today, Himanshu Suri is already announcing its follow-up, Veena LP. The Sid Vashi-produced single “Manto” is out now, and it features Vijay Iyer…

“Inter and trans-generational trauma is something that is starting to be spoken about more in psychiatry, and many if not most Indian families have been impacted by partition in some way,” Vashi said. “The way Hima discusses it on Manto is so visceral and I think it really highlights the emotional impact of historical traumas that can sometimes be overlooked in theoretical discussions.”

The album has guests like Hasan Minhaj, Cool Calm Pete, and Mr. Cheeks, as well as voicemails from his peers, including No Doubt’s Tony Kanal, Bollywood director Zoya Akhtar, and frequent collaborator Riz Ahmed.”