Shaé Universe has dropped her first single of 2020, the sultry RnB bop, ‘You Lose’. Re-announcing herself in style, Shaé’s latest offering switches between emotive melodies and sharply cut flows, laced with poignant lyrics.
“’You Lose’ was written super sporadically, as OJ, the producer of the song, prompted me to experiment with this new sound,” explains Shaé. “I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down to write the instrumental but I was shocked to find that the energy behind the music brought on some suppressed feelings I had from a previous turbulent relationship. Immediately after completing the song I felt really light – like a literal weight had been lifted off of me. I also felt super excited because the song is a banger.”
“I was shocked to find that the energy behind the music brought on some suppressed feelings I had from a previous turbulent relationship.”
Shaé Universe is inspired by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan and more modern influences such as HER, Tinky and Jhene Aiko. Born in Nigeria, Shaé relocated to the UK at the age of four and became consumed by the soul and gospel influences of her household. The singer, songwriter and arts graduate began releasing music through Soundcloud in 2015, and became widely known for her singing videos posted to twitter, which received online acknowledgement from the likes of Stormzy, Chance the Rapper and Nao.
Shaé has since collaborated with Nana Rogues, Boogie, Etta Bond, Ms Banks and Kojo Funds. Her 2018 release ‘No Stallin’ currently sits at 1.6 million streams on Spotify; she’s toured with Kojey Radical, Eminem and supported the likes of Sasha Keable and Etta Bond, while playing top venues such as KOKO, Jazz Cafe and Twickenham Stadium.
‘You Lose’ is out now.