These past months, London-based artist Sabiyha has been releasing a series of single, all as enchanting as ever, and off of her forthcoming EP, ‘Hollow Bones’ due this Friday April 20th.
Smoothness in her vocals, with an outstanding lyricism she rises a voice, as warm as heavy. Along a stunning storytelling, she finds a way to paint painful feelings and fears that have been haunting her mind.
Sabiyha knows best how to turn her life into tales, and introduce her listeners to a world as oneiric as supernatural.
Either romantic or melancholic, she’ll sings about ‘Bird‘ and ‘Wolf‘. Her vibrant voice perfectly resonates to the mesmerizing pizzicato strings. Percussion in ‘Bird‘ emphasize the drama and make the songwriting even more poignant.
As for ‘Five Months’, produced by Andrew David James, this is a romantic song made to heal from a torturous heartbreak.
Her yrics can be lugubrious at times, as dark as the dead of night, meanwhile the sound of her vocals is as bright as the moonlight. As she performs her vibrato, she sounds just like one of these mysterious and fascinating animals.
Championed by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and Asian Network’s Yasser and Bobby Friction during her first foray into music, Sabiyha’s , marks a turning point for the singer as her demos have finally made their way out of her bedroom and into the studio.
Support from the likes of Mahogany and The Line Of Best Fit cemented Sabiyha as an artist to watch after the release of ‘Bird’, and the new single, ‘Wolf’, continues to explore her extraordinary talent for songwriting:
‘The song tells the story of a young female wolf and the moon. The moon falls from the sky and the wolf is left in darkness, losing her pack and being forced to survive the dark by herself.
The stars ask the wolf to help find the moon, and in return they offer her the howl of a thousand wolves.
The wolf sets off following the scent of the moon and the sound of its lullaby, eventually finding the moon stuck under a frozen lake. With the howl of a thousand wolves she breaks the ice and sets the moon free, returning to her pack who once called her child.’
The symbolism in ‘Wolf’ reflects a time in Sabiyha’s life when she had to grow up quickly and support her parents, ‘a time when I realised they can be just as vulnerable as children’.