Saie Saie (No worries, no worries) sold her soul to the devil and took it back.
From iTunes number ones, radio spinns across Europe, MTV playing her videos and a world wide record deal Saie Saie still choose to walk her own path. Even though everybody around her told her she was crazy for leaving a major record label she stuck to her gut and walked away. She knew she had to stay true to her music.
Living out of her suitcase most of her life between Sweden , Argentina and Spain Saie Saie finally settled down in Topanga, California.
After a couple of years of hiding in the mountains of Topanga experimenting with sounds and figuring out who she was before she sold her soul to the devil she is finally back and now more like herself then ever.
“I just stopped caring about what is going to sell and focus on my craft. Everything that was me was picked apart in the industry. I kept on thinking there was something wrong with me but I was just around the wrong people that didn’t appreciate the same music as I do. In Sweden people are trained since they are kids to sound like Max Martin and all I ever wanted to do was to make some soul music. I grew up with a dad that blasted Curtis Mayfield in the car to school and taught me about real music. I just didn’t have the luxury to dive deep within my art at that time because I got signed with a world wide record deal making bubble gum pop music. Most of my music at that time I had written with others in mind and when I got offered the record deal I was too young and naive to say no.”
Saie Saie was unhappy in her deal
“Then after two songs I was like Nah, never mind. I can’t do this. This is not me, this is a product that I have created but it’s not me. Gotta go peeps, bye! I knew at the core of my soul that I had a responsibility to sound like myself no matter how good my life looked on paper.
Artists today don’t take the time or have the luxury to take the time to dive deep and truly master their craft, it’s more about instant success rather than the quality. I only do music that makes me feel something now.”
When asked what her process is like she grins
“Usually when Im on my horse or driving my truck a line will come to me and I’ll record a voice memo on my phone. From there I get the melodies and the rest of the lyrics - then I take it to the studio. Im lucky to have found some of the most amazing musicians in the world to record my music with. I record everything analog so you really have to know what you are doing because you don’t want to waste the tape! And I think that's what the beauty is with analog because you can’t fake it, you have to be really good at what you’re doing, if not it will sound like shit!”
Saie Saies sound is raw and real just the way she is. It’s a mixture between Alabama Shakes, Aretha and Janis Joplin… and then sprinkle som funk on it.
“I don’t know what to say man, it’s like what Nina Simone said ; ‘Sometimes I sound like gravel and sometimes I sound like coffe with cream”