TORONTO R&B ARTIST SAVANNAH RÉ DROPS NEW SONG “WHERE YOU ARE”, THE FIRST SINGLE FROM HER UPCOMING DEBUT EP OPIA, TODAY
23 JULY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - Toronto R&B artist and songwriter Savannah Ré has released the first single from her much anticipated debut EP Opia today. A flawless blend of Ré’s expressive honey-hued vocals and the intoxicating vibe of the Boi-1da/Allen Ritter beat, “Where You Are” showcases the effortless runs and intimate songwriting Savannah Re’s artistry is known for.
Listen to “Where You Are” HERE
Written by Savannah Ré and Marcus Semaj (dvsn, Snoh Aalegra) and produced by Grammy Award winning producers Boi-1da (Drake, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar) and Allen Ritter (Cardi B, Kanye West, Rihanna, Travis Scott), "Where You Are" serves as the follow-up to her recent releases "DVP" and 2019's "Best Is Yet To Come" which was selected as one of the 100 Best Songs of the Year by Apple Music.
Of the song, Savannah Ré says:
"Where You Are" truly feels like the beginning of my story. “Best Is Yet To Come” was the intro and this record here is the start of the conversation.
We started the song in L.A. at Record Plant recording studios and it was just such an amazing experience. I still get nervous every time I work with Boi-1da even though he’s the nicest human being ever. It’s honestly been a dream of mine to also work with Allen Ritter so it was all just so surreal.
“WYA” is about my own experience of having to be away from my man, literally in different countries, for sometimes months at a time. Marcus Semaj helped me paint the full picture and we brought forward something that is so real and relatable. It’s actually wild that this song was pre-quarantine because it’s almost eerie how relevant it is now.
As a highly skilled songwriter, Savannah Ré has developed an acumen for an arrestingly honest style of self-reflection that's the mark of music's elite. With a trained eye for capturing small details, she crafts songs that forfeit polished stories for authentic ones. It's this carefully refined formula for songwriting that has brought her under the mentorship of Grammy Award-winning producer Boi-1da and has made her the go-to collaborator for R&B's upper echelon where she's written with artists like Babyface, Normani, Daniel Caesar, and Wondagurl. In addition to opening for artists like TLC and Jessie Reyez on her "Being Human On Tour" 30-date North American tour, Savannah Ré has also attended esteemed writing camps such as Amazon's all-woman creative camp for Wondagurl's debut album and the Keep Cool/RCA writing camp.
During a moment where all eyes are on R&B coming from Toronto, Savannah Ré is doing more than just joining a talented group of artists rewriting the rules of the genre - she's leading the pack in her own right. Her goal is validation: to advocate for the value of authentic, collectively-held stories which ultimately become the ingredients of reclamation and resilience.
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