Before the January release of their new album Navarasa: Nine Emotions, Folk Radio posted a single from Yorkston/Thorne/Khan called “The Shearing’s Not For You.” The album tracks the different rasas, or moods, in the traditional Indian philosophy of aesthetics, and this song reflects the rasa of Bibhatsya — disgust. According to Folk Radio, it’s “a traditional song James [Yorkston] first heard sang by Aberdeenshire Traveller Jeannie Robertson. The song tells a story about a soon-to-be-mother, being abandoned by the itinerant father of their soon-to-be-born child. Many Hindustani musicians instinctively shy away from Bibhatsya because they choose not to soil their art with disgust, but here it clearly informs the story.”
Check it out here.