Sayotheartist Like You’ve Never Heard Her In New Track - For Your Glory.
'For Your Glory'; it’s Sayotheartist like you’ve never heard her, but exactly who she is.
'For Your Glory' is a soulful song about letting go to fully live. The artist invites God to reign over everything: her talents, interests, work, and relationships. She does something quite meaningful where redemption is concerned. Instead of having two separate boxes tagged, ‘Sunday/God Interests’ and ‘others,’ Sayo brings them all together and puts them under God; trusting that He is good and can be trusted with everything. She highlights that we can see God as a ‘Redeemer’; One who takes people/things back and makes them holy, with the Yoruba line, “ibi ti mo ti ri Jesu dada”, meaning “here, I have seen Jesus clearly.”
'This is my sixth release, but the first of this genre because I have decided to fully embrace my sound which is majorly inspired by soul, neo-soul and blues. I also thought it would be cool to hear what my language sounds like in this genre, so some parts are sung in Yoruba (from Nigeria). It marks a new beginning for me. Also, I have to shout out Producer, Féz! This man put his whole foot into the production, and OL Creative, for the crisp engineering. Soothing. Heavenly. Soulful.'
According to Oluwaseun Olowo-Ake, Writer/Editor, storytoculture.com, and her sister,
"I was on a video call with Sayo in early September when she sent me this song to listen to. We were having our usual conversations about being Christians in varying secular art spaces, our defensiveness of said spaces coming through, when she sent me the song, prefacing the listening experience I was about to have with, “it’s the song of my dreams.”
*High praise.* I hung up so that I could fully immerse myself in this ‘song of dreams,’ and after hearing it, I can say that Sayo couldn’t have described it better. It is the song of her dreams.
Sayo’s taste in music is quite unique. While we all hop around different genres, Sayo frequents the discography of the likes of Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, The Teskey Brothers, and Leon Bridges, adding that to her love for Afrobeats- because we are Nigerian. So, when I heard this Afro-soul song with the drums and guitar at the intro; the vocals and cascading harmonies in the background; and the trumpets, I went, “of course, she makes a song like this,” but also, “that’s my sister. What?!” I called her back with my hand over my mouth because I was truly mind-blown."
According to Sayo, this song marks a new beginning for her.
Produced by Féz, engineered by OL Creative, 'For Your Glory' is now available on your preferred streaming platform.
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