If you’re a fan of R&B and blues artist that are reminiscent of Amy Winehouse with the passion they deliver through their unmistakable vocal then do we have a treat for you today through the Philadelphia native Saleka and her debut single titled Clarity. The classically trained musician demonstrates her raw vocal prowess through the passion she deliver throughout that often sends shivers down my spine as well as the evocative lyricisms about a rough time in her life as she explains below:
“It’s a song that I wrote at a really vulnerable moment when I was struggling with how to listen to my own instincts. I knew in my gut that certain things in my life weren’t right, and the lyrics were an attempt to try and empower myself to stay strong and follow that truth. I wrote it through the voice of a character that had a little more attitude and confidence than I really did at the time, and singing it has helped me become a little more like her.”
It’s a stellar debut that allows Saleka to introduce herself to the music world in style and when you combine it with the spellbinding music video, directed by her sister Ishana, then you know there’s something rather special there. This is just the start for this exciting new artist.