Long time no post! 😇

Last week, Treble posted my video for their artist spotlight. Here’s the video is below 👇🏼

I’m very excited to perform this live with the band again. Anyone else looking forwards to it? I will keep any gigs updated on here!

Don’t forget to go listen to Wrong Love & save it to your favourite playlist:

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I have officially launched Lost In The Mix, the podcast!

Episode 1: Luke Rapator

Every week, I will be releasing an episode where I talk to anyone in the music industry about what they’re doing to progress their careers with any tips & tricks you can pick up along the way.

I’ve listened to a good few music podcasts myself & I have learnt a lot of things but I really wanted to hear a podcast where music makers or music business people who were in their early stages of their career talked about what they were up to. Some people might say, who cares? They haven’t made it yet? But in my eyes, secrets might be shared that wouldn’t have been if they were a Grammy award-winning Artist right?

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🎥 Motion graphics by Shiona Penrake.

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💓 4 weeks in to my release & 23k + streams so I had to give you guys something else! 💓

My Side-B Single “Two Sides of the Moon” is available to listen and it’s a secret hehe. If you missed the sign up form on my Home page, you can put your details in below & I will send you a private link to my song.

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As usual, here I like to talk about my song topics.

So what’s this song about?

I made this song when I was seeing a lot of two-sided behaviour from the people I was hanging around. It was really tiresome to watch happen between people & be a witness of ‘sheep’-like people who feel the need to follow the crowd.

When I came round to writing this song, I thought what better imagery than a moon that is dark one side & light the other. It’s the image of an all round beautiful thing but there’s a dark side we don’t see. Maybe unpredictable or untrustworthy.

My chorus sums up my worry but realisation that I shouldn’t be sad because I know I’ll be true & that’s all that really matters.

It’s funny because the topic could be perceived as a sad theme but with every song I write, I always like to show the light in the dark. Staying true to yourself will always come first & the rest will fall behind with it if you are.

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A BIG thank you to my talented sister Shiona Penrake for the motion graphics!🌟 (View her work here!)

A little background on the video itself, if you care to read…

My boyfriend & I were driving to Dorset for a little weekend getaway (yes I know, Covid, woopsie🤫) & I knew I wanted to film this lyric video while driving down the motorway, giving a kind of dreamy feel & it started pouring so heavy, even my boyfriend’s windscreen wipers weren’t helping assist us for a safe drive. You know those dramatic rain showers or thunder & lightening, aren’t they kind of fun though?

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Anyway, I unbuckled my seatbelt, not really giving two shits that we were going about 80mph & crawled to the boot to grab my camera out my backpack to start filming. A couple minutes into filming, it was just something magical, (I’m sure you can see it from the video!) this glowing sun came radiating through, reflecting off the wet roads & cars. The rain kept on going & every now & then, the sun would shine through the clouds with the most amazing orange glow.

Of course you can’t hear the original audio of me basically saying “WOWWW” the whole time but it really was a “wow” 5 minutes.

I was already feeling super excited for my release but something about those 5 minutes gave me a different feeling. I’m not a spiritual person at all but it was like the universe was telling me something.

So, I guess we’re yet to see. ・゚✧

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“Wrong Love” Debut Single

SAÏNA’S DEUBT SINGLE IS OUT NOW!

Today is the day I’ve been waiting for, for year & I’m so happy to start my music journey.

A little background about this song – incase you were interested – I wrote this song back in 2018 when I went through a relationship that was very toxic (like I’m sure most of us have gone through🙄 haha) but I now look at it as a blessing. A blessing that I experienced the pain to be able to write this song but also a blessing to know how to be treated & how to act in a relationship. I believe everything happens for a reason & there is always a silver lining in any pain or tragedy.

Soo, please, enjoy this song that I’ve poured many hours, days & weeks into making as close to perfect as I could! Feel free to share with friends & family & for anyone going through a toxic relationship themselves, acknowledge that…

it’s okay to be on your own & that it’s the wrong love for you.🦋

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I am super excited to announce my debut single, Wrong Love, is to be released on 5th March, on all streaming platforms!

Empowering Women To Walk Away From A Toxic Relationship

Tell me about the song?

In an evocative blend of neo-soul, jazz and hip hop, Wrong Love reflects on the tortuous events that lead a young woman to face up to the reality of her toxic relationship and walk away.

When I wrote this song I not only wanted to paint the pain, but I wanted to emphasise the acceptance that it is the ‘wrong’ love. I believe it’s important to have a positive outcome with every negative situation, being the light at the end of the tunnel.

With the help of Ojay Beats, Joesph Oti on the trumpet & Charlie Runham on the bass, I’ve been able to complete the song, despite Covid putting studio sessions at a halt!

Click here for the pre-save link!

Thank you to everyone for being patient! There will be lots more music to come. 🦋

On Saturday night, we all set off to Borough to the Gladstone Arms – a lovely, intimate pub with dim lighting (as you can probably tell from the video!) and a cosy, homely atmosphere. We were warmly greeted by Sam Bowcher, who was the organiser of the gig and Endre Komuves, our sound engineer, who took us upstairs to a small terrace with multicoloured fairy lights pinned to the ceiling, so we could get comfortable while waiting for our turn on the stage.

It was a bit of a tight squeeze fitting all together in the corner/stage area but we managed to fit our 5 piece band in the corner of the main pub area. I was very surprised to have the whole pub pretty much full with a fair amount of people standing by the bar. They all seemed to be locals of the pub rather than friends of the acts.

As there wasn’t a lot of space, we had no drum kit so Bleu (my drummer) used his Ableton push for the first time during the set. Being in such small intimate space, it projected well.

Everyone was very supportive and engaged throughout our set, which was encouraging. We were congratulated at the end with a pint each and complementary food which consisted of delicious homemade snacks.

A big thank you and shout out to the Gladstone Arms, Sam Bowcher and Endre Komuves for a lovely night!

If you weren’t able to make the show, I will be performing at the O2 (Stage 2) in the Islington next month. More information soon.

Global 12 Festival on September 1st made for such a big highlight in my run of gigs so far. Arriving at Cargo venue in the trendy streets of Shoreditch, my band and I waited for a while before having an interview with a woman who works with Shodement, a PR and management company based in London.

The venue was designed toevoke a carnival vibe with colourful bunting hung around in the back garden area, burger’s or hotdogs available and afro-beat tunes blaring out of the speakers.

We’d arrived at around 12PM for a soundcheck, but for some reason that slot had disappeared. We were told they’d be using the first band as a kind of demo to fix the levels. I found this a bit unprofessional, if I’m honest, especially given that we’d arrived on time and 4 hours before our set was due precisely for that purpose.

As we watched the acts that came before us, we began to think our sound might not go down so well with the audience – they were more electronic/dance, whereas ours is more acoustic soul/RnB.

Half an hour before we walked on stage (at 16:45) I was looking at a pretty small crowd, but by now the venue had filled up quite quickly and soon we had a warm crowd of people.

The set went really well and at the end the crowd were chanting, “One more… One more!” which was pretty cool. Sadly, I’d been told there was no time for us to do an encore, but it was so encouraging to get this warm response after we’d performed our 6 songs:

Cold Turkey, Wrong Love, Rave, Redbone – Childish Gambino, Stronger than me – Amy Winehouse and Location – Khalid.

This gig has further motivated me to continue doing more gigs and I’m so excited to announce that I have 6 gigs coming up over the coming weeks. If you’re still reading, please keep coming back to my gigs page with news and updates as we plough through the autumn months.

Finally, a big Thanks from me and my band to Shodement Management and the people at Cargo for giving us a slot at G12! We really enjoyed!