“The world is littered with opinions of people trying to tell us who we are. People get so vociferous in pushing their judgement and definitions of others that they often forget our common humanity. We’re all human. We all matter… and, as long as you’re not harming anyone else, the only opinion that counts in defining who you are is your own. Identity, the album, is a love letter to who we all are”.
Nitin Says; “My late dad’s record collection was an unpredictable journey into the hearts and souls of musicians and singers from all over the world. With this album, I’m inviting some of my favourite international friends and artists to a celebration of their own identities in a single place of sonic safety and honesty. In making an album called “Identity” I am working and collaborating with artists who are proud of who they are and whose work is defined by that pride”.
Nitin’s new album Identity is the follow up to his critically acclaimed 2021 album Immigrants which received great support at press “A seductive and persuasive look at the lives and human struggles those in power would rather you ignored and disdained. Get connected” The Wire.
Speaking about the new album, Nitin says: “The world is littered with opinions of people trying to tell us who we are. People get so vociferous in pushing their judgement and definitions of others that they often forget our common humanity. We’re all human. We all matter… and, as long as you’re not harming anyone else, the only opinion that counts in defining who you are is your own. Identity, the album, is a love letter to who we all are”.
As a composer, producer and musician, Nitin is recipient of over 20 international awards, a CBE, an Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award, 7 independent honorary doctorates and has scored over 60 films (including Warner bros’ Mowgli for Netflix), numerous tv series, including BBC’s epic Human Planet series, made over 20 studio albums, 11 under his own name, his most recent being ‘Immigrants’ released through Sony Masterworks and has also scored extensively for theatre, dance and video games.
In 2022, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Coventry Cathedral Nitin recently created a piece of music ‘Ghosts in the Ruins’ performed by the cathedral & community choirs both inside the cathedral and the ruins which was televised by the BBC. He has also created the music for ‘About Us’ a touring large scale public art event combining multimedia installations with animation, poetry, original music and live performance to explore the myriad connections between us, our planet, and the wider cosmos. He is currently working on some TV series to be released in 2022/23 amongst other projects. He also joined as an official member of the band Pink Floyd this year to play keyboards on a charity track that achieved no 1 status in 29 countries.
Nitin is currently the Chair of Trustees for PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAFTA. He has served as a member of an appointed advisory committee to the UK government on national musical education policy, is an associate artist with London’s Sadlers Wells dance venue and has served as trustee on numerous boards including London’s Somerset House and the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Nitin is currently a trustee on the board of London theatre company, Complicité.