[Pic – Preston Keres — The Washington Post Photo]
“H1Bees,” an album recorded in a Gaithersburg basement-turned-studio, will be released today, its music a mix of Indian and Western beats with lyrics exploring the high-tech immigrant’s experience in the United States. The troupe remains unnamed, giving composer Srikanth Devarajan top billing and referring to the remaining artists as “playback singers,” which is customary on many Indian albums.
And the lyrics go as an everyday desi talk-
“Standing in line, papers in my hand,
All my answers, practiced and planned,
He asked, would ya ever come back home?
Yes sir, I will, but first give me that H-1B!”
Way to go Srikanth & team !!