Within the first opening bars of “Loyalty,” the shoulders relax and the heartbeat slows, right down. Such is the effect of Sasha Keable’s hypnotic vocals, and her latest track is no exception.
The South Londoner has been making waves for a while now with her simmering brand of heartrending R&B, and “Loyalty” showcases the singer-songwriter’s affinity for raw lyrical depth. Her husky words trickle across a minimal composition, with sombre strings, twinkling keys and a defiant beat reverberating through the listener.
“Loyalty is a song about betrayal, I wrote it when I was in the darkest place I’ve ever been in,” explains Sasha. “I had no one to turn to, no support around me, and the one person who was supposed to look after me had abandoned me. I wrote it for him, so he could know how much he hurt me. If no one else knows who it’s about, he definitely will.”
Listen to “Loyalty” below (available via Rinse)