West London, UK-born singer-songwriter Tayah is slowly rising up the ranks in the dynamic UK R&B scene. With a handful of prestigious live appearances behind her, she is poised to be the one to watch. Armed with a distinct vocal style and penchant for merging different genres ranging from her R&B repertoire to soul, reggae and rare groove, Tayah sure is giving listeners something refreshing and different from the norm.
Her latest release "Hotel Suite 31" is a mid-tempo summer-tinged song that explores the pros and cons of growth and the struggles of keeping one's integrity in the face of an unforgiving world. Backed by the chilled and soulful soundscape provided by Super Beats (IAMDDB) and mastered by Jacob Cardinal, Tayah pours her thoughts on wax. The lyrics are heartfelt and relatable as Tayah offers her own candid and nuanced take on being true to oneself while using her Jamaican roots and Christian upbringing as moral anchors. From the soulful vocal runs, layered harmonies and a gripping hook to match, Tayah gives listeners something to ponder while being entertained by the groovy summery vibes.
The song also comes with a performative visual that captures Tayah's natural glow and sensuality. We follow her through the eponymous Suite 31 which alludes to where she is in life and her many inner struggles that she is slowly overcoming with baby steps.
The single is the latest release from her anticipated second EP Still Wonders, out April 28.
Stream "Hotel Suite 31" on major DSPs here.
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