Selah Sue has taken five years to follow her acclaimed debut.
Five years of live performances, studio sessions, and five years of writing, revising and honing her voice.
But now she's ready. New album 'Reason' arrives on June 3rd, and it's a supple, languid return, languishing in a torpor of sound that recalls early Portishead, or even Massive Attack's more soulful cuts.
Selah comments: “I didn’t want to lose the immediate and uncluttered quality of my songs, but I wanted them to be more elaborate, more ethereal also. I didn’t want my voice to be alone any more”.
It's a beautiful return, one blessed with remarkable maturity and an exactness of touch that imbues each track with a certain degree of intensity.
Airing first on Clash, you can check it out below.
Catch Selah Sue at London's Islington Assembly Hall on June 8th (TICKET LINK).