SELAH SUE RELEASES REASON TODAY VIA BECAUSE MUSIC
FULL ALBUM STREAM HERE (FREE TO SHARE)
“TOGETHER” FEAT CHILDISH GAMBINO HERE
“ALONE” VIDEO HERE
“REASON” VIDEO DIRECTED BY TIM EREM
(RIHANNA, MAJOR LAZER ETC) VIA FADER HERE
REVEALING BILLBOARD INTERVIEW HERE
“…a sort of smoky, slinky self-empowerment anthem.” – FADER
“Selah Sue’s husky intonations delivering a chorus that’s insidiously catchy, a melancholy shot through it, a playful kick and even a pinch of Solange in here too.” – VICE’s Noisey
“…from reggae sounds on “Sadness,” which was recorded in Jamaica, to dance beats on “Alone” that masks a sorrowful story behind the upbeat tempo.” – Billboard
Belgian’s Selah Sue releases her sophomore album Reason (deluxe version) today via Because Music. For the occasion it’s been offered up as a full, 18-track deluxe album stream, which is easy to share below.
She told Billboard about writing her first “love song” and reflects her real-life experiences in finding love “Together” which features Childish Gambino HERE.
Last week she offered up the video for “I Won’t Go For More” which was filmed in the studio HERE.
The striking new video for “Reason”, the title song of the album was premiered via FADER HERE. The video director Tim Erem created Rihanna’s “Work” and Major Lazer’s “Lean On” video’s as well.
Selah Sue talked to FADER about the song and video. “In times of sadness, strong negative emotions, I’ll call out to my sense of Reason. It tells me to hold on and assures me it will get better in time. Because it always does. This song is written to myself and everyone else feeling hopeless sometimes. Reason, look at them and tell ‘em what to do!”
Five years after her impressive European multi-platinum debut, acclaimed singer/songwriter Selah Sue returns on June 3rd with the ethereal and emotionally intricate second LP, Reason via Because Music. Striking the perfect balance between delicate and powerful, Reason expertly fuses the sounds of electro-soul with the languor of trip hop and verve of house beats, marking the discovery of Selah Sue’s true musical identity. VICE’s Noisey premiered the video “Alone” and announced the album news HERE and the album is available for pre-sale HERE.
“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 anymore”.
Described by Selah as “an equation with many variables”, Reason is the epitome of the phrase. Recorded in several studios across Belgium, London, Jamaica and Los Angeles, Reason features collaborations with the industry’s most sought after producers including Rhye’s Robin Hannibal (Little Dragon, The Internet, Kendrick Lamar), Ludwig Goransson (HAIM, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper), Matt Schwartz(Massive Attack) and Troy Taylor (Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin).
Selah Sue – “Reason”