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Exclusive Interview | Savannah Ré Speaks On Her Musical Journey + “Where You Are” Visuals



The up-and-coming Savannah Ré is a unique Toronto artist that you’ll want to have on your radar, if you don’t already.

Savannah Ré has steadily been making a name for herself over the past few years. Not only does she have the voice of an angel, but her story-telling abilities allow the listeners to connect with her on a personal level. She has already worked with BabyFace, Normani, Daniel Ceasar, and WondaGurl. The icing on the cake is that she’s being mentored by the legendary Boi-1da.

Today, Savannah released the visuals to her latest single “Where You Are”, a little taste of what’s to come from her upcoming EP “Opia”. Check out the video and interview below.

1) What drew you to music? Specifically the R&B genre? 

My older sister was completely obsessed with 90s R&B so literally since I was a baby she ignited that spark for me. 

2) Your style of storytelling through your music is so raw and authentic. Can you give us a bit of insight into your thought process? 

My thought process going into music is honestly leading with emotions. The authenticity comes from truth. I deliver my truth and the truth of those around me.
I am a vessel and I’m so grateful to be able to transition my pain into healing for others, or a moment someone else can relate to.
3) What can listeners expect from your new release “Where You Are”? How is it different from the previous music you have put out?

 “Where You Are” really feels like the beginning. “Best Is Yet To Come” was the intro and now the story is building. 
4) What can your audience expect from the music video? Is there anything you hope they’ll take from it?

The video is a take on essentially doing anything to get to the person you’re longing to be with. Doing anything to be where they are. You can expect to see the vibrant colours and culture of Jamaica come to life through this video directed by one of the best directors in the game today, Brilliant Garcia. When creating this video in Jamaica I felt at home. It was a great experience.

5) What was it like going on tour with Jessie Reyez? How did that experience help to drive your music career?

Going on tour with Jessie was nothing short of a life changing experience. I learned so much in such a short span of time. It honestly just showed me how much I love actually being on the road, and getting to watch someone as fire as Jessie every night was incredibly inspiring.

6) Does working with artists like Babyface, Normani and Wondagurl influence your music style in any way? What has your experience been like working with them?

You know, learning from someone as legendary as Babyface of COURSE has influence! The few times I’ve had the privilege of working with him I’ve tried to soak up as much as I can. It makes it even easier that he’s the nicest person ever! So much so he tells you to call him Kenny, lol. As far as Wondagurl and Normani, both women are so phenomenally talented and kind that each experience is always a dope one. Normani and I have been building for a little bit and she’s honestly amazing.

Keep updated with Sidedoor for the latest on Savannah Ré.


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