We’ve been playing out Hot Sauce, the new track from Sayonne over the last week or so – and we caught up with her to find out more about her life and music.
Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
My name is SAYONNE (pronounced: SIGH-ON) I am a singer-songwriter, actress, radio co-host and record label owner. I have worked my way through the music and entertainment industries, landing a successful 2019 hit, “2 Worlds (Remember).” I am known by many for my energy, R&B/Pop vocal style and amazing work ethics. I am many things, “an innovator, edgy, classic, fashion forward with an extraordinary stage presence that will leave you thirsting for more.”
When did you first start to develop a passion for music?
I developed a passion for music at the tender age of 3 years old. As I grew older, I further poured into my musical gifts and nurtured them with the help and support of my parents. I loved poetry, writing, playing the saxophone, the piano and of course singing. It was a form of release and escape. Music has always been not just a passion of mine but just pure catharsis.
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
While growing up, I listened to a plethora of artists. Some being Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Brian McKnight, Brandy, Michael Jackson, CeCe Winans, Karen Clark-Sheard, the list goes on and on. Those artists really spoke to my musical soul, I loved listening to each of those artists while trying to emulate their sound and stylings. They all were unique in their own right and approached music very differently even when performing the same songs. They had established their musical identities and that was something I sought after, establishing my own unique musical identity.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
I would describe my music as the soul piercing sound. My music is many things. It’s inspirational, it’s fun, thought-provoking and just a pure joy to listen to. It can also be edgy, but my music has a unique way of merging traditional R&B with the modern-day POP/Dance stylings. It’s what I do best, drawing from my Caribbean heritage, studying classic records, revisiting my gospel background, and merging them all together. It’s my special formula that I call fusion music.
What music have you recorded and released to date?
I have recorded many records and have released only a small portion of my catalogue. The record that really resonated with my fans were “2 Worlds (Remember)” from my 2 Worlds EP and “Hot Sauce” which was my year 2020 single release. It’s been a musical journey writing, recording, and releasing music. Other records that have been released are No Time, 6 (Ignited), Deep End, Issa Vibe, Twenty One, 6 (Ignited), Catch Dis Whine. I have many more records that will be released sooner than later. The excitement for those upcoming releases are spilling over.
Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?
At this very moment, some of the artists that I enjoy listening to are Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Adele, Sam Smith, Jessie J and the list continues onward. All of these artists inspire my artistry and definitely influence my artistic works in various ways. Some of these artists, I not only enjoy their music, but I pay attention and study their performances, their writing styles, their work ethics, their musical journey and much more.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
My dream collaboration would be with Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Sam Smith. It would be a match made in heaven if I could work with any or all of these amazing talents. They all greatly inspire me, and it would be an honour to be in their presence creating long lasting music magic.
What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are forever growing. I want to build my career further. I would like to have a big enough platform to create a safe haven and community-based foundation for developing young talents. I would love to continue performing, writing, acting, and using my gifts accordingly and leaving a legacy of greatness. I don’t want to be the average music artist. I want to be the artistic spark not just for myself but for the many gifted talents of the world in need of support, those who are struggling artistically, losing sight and focus of their dreams, those seeking inspiration to keep holding on and going forward in life. I want to be the symbol of INSPIRATION for the everyday person. I want my works to change lives and speak life into those who have lost their way. Those are my plans for the future and I am hopeful for my goals and dreams to come into fruition.
Where can we find out more about you?