London-based Sabiyha has shared her latest single, ‘Five Months’, following the success of her first releases, ‘Bird’ and ‘Wolf’, earlier this year. Championed by the likes of Earmilk, COLORS, The Line Of Best Fit and CLASH, Sabiyha has rapidly cemented herself as an artist to watch as each track continues to explore her extraordinary talent for songwriting. With the most vulnerable of vocals on ‘Five Months’, calling on all the strength she can muster, Sabiyha tears through the heartbreak to deliver some of her finest musical storytelling to date. 2018 is set to mark a turning point for the singer-songwriter and as she approaches the release of her debut EP, ‘Hollow Bones’, on 20th April, there’s already a growing audience eager to hear what she’ll do next.
‘Five Months’ was written just after the end of a long relationship, where Sabiyha felt she’d begun to change ‘aspects of myself and held myself back to fit into his world.’ Having been told that he’d been thinking about ending the relationship for the past five months, this sentiment stuck with Sabiyha and she channelled all her frustration into songwriting. The track is powerfully relatable as Sabiyha sings of bending over backwards to save her fleeting relationship through effortless lyrical poetry, ‘just perspiration from trying too hard’. Juxtaposing fragility with great courage, producer Andrew David James expertly mirrors the concluding chapter of this story as hopeful brass melodies swim beneath Sabiyha’s vocal, just as it’s on the edge of breaking. The writing on ‘Five Months’ is as bare as it comes, but with an underlying sense of personal growth and coming to terms with her feelings, Sabiyha’s music is always so much more than just the sum of its parts.