SAYAH is the fiery embodiment of a relentless spirit slashing the red tape on what we know about electro pop. Her punchy flavour bears echoes of the late Amy Winehouse while production flaunts itself towards a fleshy RnB seduction on the cusp of alternative pop.
While SAYAH serves up hooky choruses you’ll catch lightning bolts of neo-soul and RnB that have ripened from a natural evolution nurtured by her biggest influences including Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
She chases bleeding emotion in her songwriting, magnifying the experience with starkly honest lyrics. Her debut single ‘Addicts’ removes all sensitivity towards pursuing the perfect relationship and instead takes a snapshot of the underbelly of raw toxicity. ‘Addicts’ shot straight to #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop Charts upon being uploaded and soon after received applause from Triple J with some airtime in early 2017.
The impromptu and stripped back video for her second single ‘Bad Drug’ was quickly premiered via The Music. Sayah uncovers a vicious confession early in a love chase. Keep watch, there’s plenty of exciting new material coming from this rising act in 2018.
“It’s like Amy Winehouse rose from the dead and threw a party with Ngaiire and some other bad ass bitches and they all drank red wine and ate dark chocolate and collaborated on this track. You sound amazing and damn those backing vocals!!” – KLP, Triple J Presenter