Priya Ragu was born and brought up in Switzerland by her Tamil family who went into exile from their native Sri Lanka in the 80s to escape the war. Before freeing herself from the constraints and expectations of her family who didn’t approve of her aspirations to become a singer, the young Priya started her professional career far from music, as an accountant for an airline company. But her passion proved stronger and we’re delighted to listen to the result today with her first mixtape: Damnshestamil. It would have been a shame to have restrained the incredible creativity that this heiress to M.I.A. weaves into all her R&B and traditional Tamil-infused songs.