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London based singer and producer Sola shares new video
‘Save Yourself’

Confirms headline show at
Bermondsey Social Club on 5th December

A seriously exciting new artisti-D
Sola blended Massive Attack, Burial, and fractured neo-soul to conjure something special.”
Clash Music

‘Save Yourself’ is the cinematic new release from south London based producer and vocalist Sola.

Drawing from a broad palette of influences, including electronica, jazz, soul and R&B, ‘Save Yourself’ is accompanied by a beautifully expansive video, changing from black and white to colour, perfectly matching the track’s hauntingly ethereal qualities. The music and the video, directed by Savannah Setten (Pulse Films), see Sola come back into the light after a spell in darkness.

Speaking on the track Sola said: “Writing ‘Save Yourself’ was a healing process, I wrote it during a time of deep depression and it’s essentially me talking to myself about fighting your inner demons, knowing your self-worth, and learning to love yourself through your flaws. There weren’t really any direct inspirations, it was more a need to get these thoughts out in an expressive way and capture my mood at the time.”

Director Savannah Setten commented: “Hearing that Sola wrote the lyrics about overcoming depression, the visual idea for Save Yourself explores warped perception – when a person becomes entangled in negative emotion and their perception of themselves suffers as a result. The visual takes us on a journey through inner torment, reflection and ultimately finding new power to keep existing”. 


Sola’s unique vocal delivery feels timeless, inspired by the likes of Sade and Nina Simone spliced with experimental electronic sonics reminiscent of the likes of Burial or Arca. It’s this unique blend that makes Sola such an exciting prospect, both producing and providing vocals for the music she creates.  ‘Save Yourself’ follows on from the breathtaking “Sacrifice Me’ which featured an incredible video shot in location in Lagos, Nigeria. Watch here.

Having played classical piano since the age of 6, it wasn’t until she discovered the raw and unfiltered vocals of Nina Simone several years later that she grew the confidence to accept her own voice and start singing. After a four-year stint at the prestigious New York University, Sola started producing her own music. It was a time she found herself obsessed with Portishead, Massive Attack, and Burial, loving their darker, cinematic qualities and their ability to blur genres. It’s these influences that you can hear in her music today, which she affectionately titles ‘warped soul’. Inspired by Afrofuturism and Yoruba imagery, Sola is a musician with depth and integrity, determined to represent her Nigerian ancestry through her creativity and music.

With such an impactful duo of releases under her belt, make way for Sola.

 See Sola live at London’s Bermondsey Social Club on December 5th – tickets here.

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