Say She She take the soulful aspects of disco and add a modern twist. Spending summer on the road, the Brooklyn-rooted trio have played some immaculate festival sets, including a daring weekend trip to Glastonbury.
New album ‘Silver’ is out now, a glorious feast of dose songcraft, showing the genre at its most soulful. Becoming a breakout moment, Say She She match impeccable sonics with lyrics that pick apart life at its most complex.
Album cut ‘Questions’ is a case in point. Dipping into the power dynamics that adorn our lives, it looks at relationships and friendships. The group’s Piya Malik comments: “It probes at the nature of oppression – and what it does to the human psyche. If there are always bound to be winners and losers then ‘…who wins? Who falls behind?’”
Alyssa Boni directs the incredible video for ‘Questions’, complete with animation from Matt Castanos and maverick movement from British choreographer Daniel Perry. A riveting watch, it taps into the deeply physical power of Say She She’s music, while also illustrating their emotive prowess.
The film-maker explains…
I wanted to create a visual style and energy that would reflect the song’s punchy vibe. Using their mouths in time with the chorus was always going to be an important aspect, underscoring the track’s big statement: Say She She have something to say, so listen up!
It’s quite a complex process to put together a collage animation film like this. Myself and animator, Matt Castanos, created a selection of bespoke photographic and video assets, all shot separately. We then pieced it together in post production. The use of bold colours inspired by the punk movement emphasizes the video’s mind-bending impact.”
Tune in now.
Say She She’s new album ‘Silver’ is out now.