Jamilah Barry Returns With Tranquil New Single ‘Give’

Watch the sunkissed accompanying video here...

British-Guinean artist Jamilah Barry has today shared her new single, ‘Give’.

Her first release since last year’s standalone single ‘Uber Ride‘, ‘Give’ opens with an exchange between Barry and East London punk-poet Hak Baker, who pokes fun at how her name has consistently been mispronounced over the years. Inspired by a trip to the Maldives, Jamilah started writing the song with producers Rømme and Oddbox (with additional saxophone and flute accompaniment from multi-instrumentalist Marco Bernadis) during a writing camp in Oddbox’s hometown Lausanne, Switzerland.

The song melds together a tempered Alté rhythm, warm bossa notes and sax for piece of Summer bliss. Of the single, Jamilah says: “This song is essentially a note-to-self that serves as a reminder of my life’s objectives and morals. In some ways it’s a gospel, an affirmation of who I want to be and how.”

The single’s accompanying video was directed by Chloe Rosolek who renders a picturesque visual shot in the french vistas of La Rochelle and Île de Ré, taking cues from Sade’s ‘Love Is Stronger Than Pride’ video.

Speaking on the concept, Rosolek said: “By juxtaposing the summer romance with moments of introspection by the ocean, it highlights the significance of inner peace, tranquility and healing. The wedding sequence symbolises a union with oneself – instead of a partner – elevating the themes of self-love and empowerment.”

Photo Credit: Hugo Roth

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