Dear Dea Charms With Soca-Fuelled Song ‘Sage’

An endearing piece of jazz-leaning songwriting...

Finnish-born vocalist Dear Dea returns with new single ‘Sage’.

The songwriter made her home in New York for a number of years, immersing herself in the city’s music scene. Sadly, Dear Dea had her visa declined in 2019, giving her only six days to leave the country and return to her childhood bedroom in Finland.

This upheaval triggered something in her art, with songwriting becoming a space for solace. Born to a Syrian mother and Ecuadorian father, Dear Dea began combining the multi-faceted aspects of her songwriting into one place.

New EP ‘When You Go Home Again’ is out on October 25th, and there’s a strong jazz element to her work. Clearly infatuated with R&B, the Finnish songwriter isn’t afraid to draw on some unexpected influences when building her sound.

Take new song ‘Sage’. The direct, urgent beat clearly borrows from soca, while there’s a calypso playfulness to the vocal. A song that ricochets between self-doubt and an affirmed sense of purpose, ‘Sage’ was written during summer, and acts as a place of solace. She comments…

“I wrote ‘Sage’ during the summer. In Finland, summers are short, and people tend to be super social and spend time outdoors, but I was feeling very melancholy…”

Tune in now.

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