Release Date: 10 June 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Selah Sue Reason Limited Vinyl 2LP Set + CD
Five years after her impressive European debut, acclaimed Belgian singer/songwriter Selah Sue returns to the UK this June with the ethereal and emotionally intricate second LP, Reason. Striking the perfect balance between delicate and powerful, Reason expertly fuses the sounds of electro-soul with the languor of trip hop and verve of house beats.
Whilst the title track ‘Reason’ and ‘I Won’t Go For More’ lend themselves to her earlier more acoustic sound, the album in its entirety exhibits her artistic journey of sonic exploration - whilst maintaining the integrity and focus of her voice.
Recorded in several studios across Belgium, London, Jamaica and Los Angeles, Reason features collaborations with the industries most sought after producers including Rhye’s Robin Hannibal (Little Dragon, The Internet, Kendrick Lamar), Ludwig Goransson (HAIM, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper), Matt Schwartz (Massive Attack) and Troy Taylor (Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin).
Laden with shimmering synths and an honest, playful chord progression over a hip-hop percussion, Selah’s first ever love song ‘Together’ finds its seat early on in the track list. Co-written and recorded with Childish Gambino, it was completed in just a few hours.
Similarly explorative and proving further Selah Sue is not confined to any one tempo, the rhythmic Drum & Bass and underground atmosphere of ‘Falling Out’ is indicative of Ludwig’s influence, as he helped her “move towards a more experimental style – electronic, aggressive and danceable.
Throughout Reason, Selah’s distinctively sweet and sticky voice permeates the melodies with fervent resolution on tracks like ‘Daddy’ and ‘Always Home,’ and it’s clear this music come from an artist who has not lived life without gaining a few scars.
Although a diversity of styles and sounds, Reason is a remarkably cohesive body of work that speaks volumes on talent – firmly putting Selah Sue in the ‘Ones to Watch’ category for 2016 and beyond.
1. Alone Selah Sue
2. I Won’t Go For More Selah Sue
3. Reason Selah Sue
1. Together (feat. Childish Gambino) Selah Sue
2. Alive Selah Sue
3. The Light Selah Sue
4. Fear Nothing Selah Sue
1. Daddy Selah Sue
2. Sadness Selah Sue
3. Feel Selah Sue
1. Right Where I Want You Selah Sue
2. lways Home Selah Sue
3. Falling Out Selah Sue