This Is Sasha Keable…A Soulful Star

Tuesday 30 April 2019
Words Mimi Wright

Sasha Keable is fierce, talented and unstoppable. Her music is moody but not in a bad way. She uses her voice to explore different emotions and feelings, and it makes her sound that much more genuine.

She just released her new EP MAN, and if it’s anything like her previous drops, it’s sure to be a hit.

We asked her a few questions about her new music and what her musical journey has been like up until this point…

You recently came out with a new single ‘Treat Me Like I’m All Yours’. Can you describe it for us? What would you say about its sound?

TMLIAY is about being wanted unconditionally with no distractions. I wrote it when I was sexually frustrated with my boyfriend. It’s full of playful horn sections and has a beautiful piano part played by my amazing friend Junior Kusi.

You have a cool, kind of funky voice. It’s very distinctive. What genre/type of music would you describe your sound as the most, and why?

I don’t really like putting it into a box too much, but I would say it’s soulful RnB. I guess it’s just what I’m inspired by and am drawn to the most. 

Going from there, what genres of music influence you the most?

70s Motown and Soul are massive influences for me – Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and Tammi Terrell but also 90s RnB like D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill and some modern Jazz artists like Robert Glasper.

What is your greatest dream to achieve in your music career?

To keep making music that feeds my soul and makes me happy. I think that’s the ultimate goal for me. 

What are your current goals, and why those?

To put out my EP successfully, do a headline show. I like to take each day as it comes. 

If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder, because it has endless moods throughout, beautiful lyrics and there’s always something you didn’t hear the last time you played it. 

What has your musical journey been like up to this point?

It’s been quite a difficult road with lots of unhappiness, but I realise now that it was all for a reason, and now I’m the happiest I’ve ever been – not just in my career, but in life as well.