For those who aren’t across your music, how would you describe SAIYON in under 40 words?
Contemporary, energetic and honest. When people hear my music, I hope they can find a piece of their own story in the lyrics.
Tell us about your new single, ‘Getting High’. What’s the story behind it? What inspired it?
This song focuses on a time in my life where I felt particularly vulnerable. It’s all about reclaiming your independence and empowering yourself to get out of a negative situation or environment.
Your music is a cosmic fusion of R&B and future soul. How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it?
I’ve always loved electronic, R&B and soul music. I worked with producer Grant Windsor to take elements of this and create a particular sound that we felt was contemporary, but also reflected the writing and how we envisioned myself sounding as an artist.
Are there any bands or musicians that stand out as particular influences for you?
I’m a big fan of NAO, FKA twigs and Kelela. I also love KAYTRANADA and grew up listening to a lot of R&B from the ‘90s and 2000s.
What’s next for SAIYON?
Currently working on new music, which will be dropping soon!
SAIYON’s debut single ‘Getting High’ is out now. Stream it now on Spotify.