The UK-raised, Nigerian-born artist Shaé Universe shares eclectic visuals for her new single "111." The uplifting song is a homage to the numerology concept of angel numbers and Shae's own experiences. Backed by the sublime and atmospheric production from Sons Of Sonix, Shae brings to the fore a spirit enchanting vibe with her multi-layered melodic runs. Her silky vocals seamlessly cascade the reflective backdrop while her lyrics explore the power of desire and manifestation on one's life. Inspired by an incident that happened late last year when she encountered the number 111 on different occasions, she decided to explore the spiritual side of things and found that it represented a time of elevation or awakening in one's life so might best to put it into a song for the world to hear.
Director Oye 2.0 takes charge of the visuals and does a wonderful job of matching the lyrics and theme of the song. From the scenic drove performance shots, expressive solo choreography dance routines, and bright costumes, Shae's vibrant energy is on full display and engages viewers from start to finish. It also strays from any excessive visual effects and employs a stripped-back aesthetic that everyone can appreciate.
Born in Nigeria before moving to Britain when she was four years old, Shaé grew up on a rich variety of music, blending the gospel and soul of her household with musical icons such as Erykah Badu, Jazmine Sullivan, and Brandy. After graduating from university with a BA in American Theatre, she decided to focus entirely on her craft and has gone on to flourish in the UK scene. She has worked with fellow UK acts such as Ms. Banks, Kojey Radical et al. She also worked with US rapper West Boogie who featured her on his 2019 album Everything For Sale. Shae Universe is currently preparing for her debut full-length project scheduled to drop later this year.
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