Music is cathartic for many, and Selah Sue is the kind of artist who shares pain worth a thousand tears. The Belgium musician first gained attention five years ago for her soulful and genre-bending self-titled debut, and she returns with her emotional sophomore album Reason in the U.S. on June 3.
Already a star back home in Belgium, Selah Sue has just released a new album here stateside that has caught my ear. There are big pop melodies, wise lyrics and some deep grooves all over her new album, Reason.
Selah Sue is het debuutalbum van de gelijknamige Belgische zangeres Selah Sue en werd op 4 maart 2011 uitgegeven. Het album is voornamelijk een samenvoeging van haar eerste 2 ep's, met de toevoeging van een aantal extra nummers. Naast haar eerste twee singles Raggamuffin en Crazy Vibes, bevat het album ook de track Mommy die geproduceerd is door de befaamde Meshell Ndegeocello. Op het album is tevens de track Please te vinden, een samenwerking met rapper en R&B/soul-zanger Cee Lo Green, het nummer is origineel afkomstig van het album The Lady Killer van Cee Lo Green.
Coming back to Selah show, it was a big show like a festival can allow. Selah gave her best and people agreed to every move she did. She did her "Fear nothing" song (issued from Reason album) "for the first time on stage" and mixed her both albums to let young and older people spend a splendid sunny night at La Rochelle...
Selah Sue, the surprising new face on the music scene is doing really interesting things with the genres of soul, R & B and reggae whilst incorporating the acoustic guitar. Her career originally began in her home country of Belgium yet after the success of her debut eponymous album she has been touring globally to a huge fan base.
At a time when electronic music feels dominated by brash bombast and hyper-real concept, the ten elusive, unsettling and emotional tracks of Company offer a master-class in nuance and sincerity. Coalescing into one unique statement, Company is as distinct and fully-formed as any debut album in recent memory, a blurred window into a deeply private, focused and possibly-quite-unusual artistic vision. 2b1af7f3a8