Say She She’s debut single Forget Me Not is an homage to New York City’s Guerilla Girls and to all the women’s rights and protest movements who have paved the way for change. Doused in the funkiest rhythm section and bursting at the seams with harmonies, the song is a psychedelic siren’s call to disrupt and dismantle male-dominated spaces.
Named as a silent nod to Nile Rodgers (C’est chi-chi!: It's Chic!”) - Say She She, an all female disco-delic soul band will transport you with their dreamy harmonies, catchy hooks and up tempo grooves. The band's sound is a hat tip to late '70s girl groups with the three strong female lead voices of Piya Malik (featured in El Michels Affair, formerly of 79.5, and backing singer for Chicano Batman), Nya Parker Brown (formerly of 79.5), and Sabrina Cunningham - whose vocals soar through a set doused heavily with funky bass lines, rhythmic wah guitar, melodic synths and lilting bansuri flute lines, bursting into a seamless blend of dreamy harmonies and catchy hooks. A multicultural, multi-instrumental, collaborative melting pot, pulling sounds and styles from all corners of their record collections. Think Donna Summer meets The Rotary Connection with a sprinkling of Asha Puthli
Listen to Say She Shedebut single Forget Me Not, from the band's forthcoming LP album:
It'sThe Brooklyn-based three part harmony girl group Say She She have been making their way steadily through the New York City scene for a couple of years now. Backed by a roaring roster of some of NYC's finest musicians (former Antibalas, Charles Bradley, Dap-Kings and Sharon Jones, The Shacks, The Frightnrs, Twin Shadow, Combo Lulo, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Lee Scratch Perry). As Say She She, they have appeared in Brooklyn Paper and Bushwick Daily. Separately, the members of the band have been covered in: The Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Billboard, Pitchfork, NPR, Pop Matters, Paste Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, American Songwriter, have toured extensively with Chicano Batman as backing singers doing everything from Coachella to Tiny Desk, and performed at Gilles Peterson WorldWide Awards in London.
Collectively, their songs have garnered over 8.8 million streams. The pandemic found the band spending time recording their LP on old tape machines in the basement studios of friends, and the Summer f 2022 will see their much-awaited debut album, to be released via Karma Chief / Colemine Records. The largely self-produced debut album Prism features contributions from Dap Kings Joey Crispiano & Victor Axelrod, Max Shrager (The Shacks) Bardo Martinez (Chicano Batman) Nikhil Yearwadekar (former Antibalas) Andy Bauer (Twin Shadow) and Matty McDermot (NYPMH).
Watch below video to Say She Shedebut single Forget Me Not, from the band's forthcoming LP album:
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