PREMIERE – Sadé Awele unveils new single, “Intuition”

Sade Awele

Sadé Awele releases “Intuition” in advance of her upcoming EP

Nigerian-born, Vancouver-based artist Sadé Awele seamlessly blends R&B, Jazz, and Afro-Soul to create her very own smooth and harmonious sound.

As she gears up to release her sophomore EP later this year, Sadé Awele has unveiled “Intuition,” a Soulful R&B track laced with Jazz stylings that the artist co-produced with Christian Francesco D’Amico, David Zhier, and Sadé Awele herself, “Intuition” features local Vancouver artists Andrew Lo (piano), Adrian Fitzpatrick (bass), Harvey Paris (horns), and Molly Mackinnon (strings). The track was mastered by: Brock MacFarlane at CPS Mastering.

Opening with a delicately sparing and Jazzy piano loop against the familiar sound of a record player’s soft static, “Intuition” immediately transports listeners to a world with an inescapable groove. With distinctive, subdued drums and a notable bassline, the artists’ tranquil, Soul-filled vocals tell a tale of trusting oneself and the questions we have about taking a leap of faith. The sun-drenched tune was written during a season of change for the artist, in which she questioned taking the risk to do the things she wanted to do. Written as inspiration for herself and for others, Sadé Awele’s groove-filled track “Intuition” featured lush, layered harmonies that naturally flow against the classic R&B rhythm of the track. As one of the first songs the artist has produced herself, Sadé describes the experience as both daunting and liberating, allowing the artist to completely capture the sounds and ambiance she has in mind when creating a song. Woven amongst Sadé’s encouraging velvet vocal performance are vibrant elements of both Jazz and Soul that offer a throwback feel while remaining remarkably fresh.

Sadé shares,

“Dedicated to the unconventional love that cuts across borders to be found. An unshakable feeling that the truth we seek lies within us, it is our intuition.”

Listen to “Intuition” below and learn more about Sadé Awele via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Introducing myself as Sadé Awele, a Nigerian-Canadian afrosoul, and R&B artist, I create music that speaks to the heart and resonates with the soul. With a passion for songwriting and collaborating with fellow artists, I am committed to producing heartfelt and meaningful music.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

Intuition, my latest song, is a perfect fit for any occasion, be it a long drive, a day at the beach, cooking, or simply chilling. The song focuses on the theme of confronting fears to find inner truth and realizing one’s full potential, whether it’s taking a leap of faith or falling in love.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

My musical creations draw inspiration from my rich Yoruba and Igbo heritage. And my dynamic Afro-soul and R&B sounds showcase a unique blend of traditional and modern influences, with traces of Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Beyoncé, and Lauryn Hill present throughout my music.

Do you have any upcoming shows or festivals you’d like to tell us about?

Some of my upcoming shows/festivals include:
Toronto short film festival (showcasing intuition music video)
Groove in the Gallery (in Canada collaboration with Polygon Art Gallery for As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic)
Tallinn Music Week
Canadian music week
North by Northeast

What’s your goal for 2023?

In 2023, my ultimate objective as an artist is to have a blast while creating exceptional music and unforgettable experiences, and with several exciting collaborations and new tunes in progress, I am eagerly looking forward to sharing them with the world.

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