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In what continues to be a massive breakout year for disco-pop outfit Say She She, the group just announced that they will release their sophomore album Silver on September 29, 2023 on Karma Chief Records — 16 original sounds packed with discodelic funk and show-stopping three-part harmonies that sound like nothing else you’ve heard.

Silver is a showcase for Sabrina Cunningham’s classically trained vocal, Nya Gazelle Brown’s whistle tones, and Piya Malik’s smooth, funky voice influenced by years as an El Michels Affair staple feature, and former backing singer for Chicano Batman. The trio of voices combine to form feverish, operatic, and entirely mesmerizing harmonies that capture the ecstasy of disco — evoking a distinct Studio 54 era nostalgia while imbuing political grit and global influences to create a sound and energy that is entirely their own.

Since the release of their debut record Prism in 2022, fans across the globe have embraced Say She She’s singular sound, solidifying their standing as a “staggeringly inventive” band to watch (The Guardian). Today’s new single and music video for “Astral Plane” is a romantic venture into the world Say She She has so expertly crafted: fat basslines and honeyed grooves enveloped by slinky harmonies that rocket dramatically skywards.

Listen to “Astral Plane” HERE

Reflecting on the group’s growth as writers, performers, and artists as they enter an all new phase of their artistry, Silver is named for the element, known as the metal of self-confidence and the mirror of the soul. With an emphasis on their trademark global disco, Silver ranges from protest anthems to Hindi-flecked songwriting and feel-good disco-infused pop tracks, reminding listeners of the beauty in the world while asserting their respective identities as modern-femmes.

Silver was largely written and recorded live to tape at Killion Sound studio in North Hollywood produced by Sergio Rios, guitarist of the funk and soul group Orgone. While analog recordings root Say She She’s sound in a bedrock of tonal warmth, cutting the tracks live with their band (also members of Orgone) capture the magic of communal creativity in the moment. Reminiscent of the likes of Rotary Connection, Asha Puthli, Liquid Liquid, Grace Jones and Tom Tom Club, the record solidifies the groups previous forays into global disco, presenting them as fearless, fully-formed songwriters melding their disparate backgrounds into one glorious, dance-floor ready collective.

Other previously released songs from Silver include lead single “Reeling,” which went to #1 in KCRW’s Top 10 charts and “C’est Si Bon,” an upbeat summer anthem which also took to the #1 spot on KCRW’s Top 30, was featured on BBC6’s A-list playlist, and is spinning on Alternative FM radio.

Since the release of Prism, Say She She made their national TV debut on CBS Saturday Morning, played a sold-out Brooklyn Steel with Daptone’s breakout act Thee Sacred Souls in January, and opened the ‘23 Central Park Summerstage season in May. They also just made their Glastonbury debut, performing three times in 24 hours. They’ve also emerged as darlings of tastemaker radio, performing sessions and receiving significant spins from the likes of KEXP, WFUV — who selected the group as featured performers in last year’s annual Holiday Cheer event at the Beacon Theater — and WXPN, including a World Cafe Live performance.

Say She She is in the midst of their international Silver summer tour, which includes the group’s Hollywood Bowl debut in August with Chicano Batman and Portugal. The Man. 

Pulled from their respective cities — Piya from London, Nya from DC, and Sabrina from New York — the trio formed as they followed NYC’s siren song to Manhattan’s downtown dance floors, through the Lower East Side floorboards, and up to the rooftops of Harlem, where their friendship coalesced.


Say She She’s new studio album “Silver” drops September 29, 2023 via Karma Chief Records.
Click here to pre-order the LP and stream/purchase the new single.

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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 Gazelle 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.

The band was formed in the winter of 2017 on Orchard Street in the Lower east side NYC, by band leaders Piya Malik & Sabrina Mileo Cunningham, when the British-Asian Londoner and the Irish-Italian New Yorker found themselves living in the studio apartments directly above and below each other. The two would hear each other singing through the floorboards and quickly made friends. “I knew the girl below me had the most beautiful voice, as I would hear her early in the morning and she would hear me late at night. Between the two of us I don’t think we got a wink of sleep. Then again I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say they moved to New York City to sleep,” says Malik.

After years of singing in other people’s bands, with a greater sense of self, they were finally ready to start their own project, at first writing tongue-in-cheek songs about bad boyfriends, band breakups and bad politics and soon furiously penning more vulnerable and serious numbers like much needed therapy sessions. A few years later they then enlisted their close friend and Piya’s former collaborator – long term NYC resident and DC native – Nya Gazelle Brown to join them as the third lead vocalist. The trio was formed! Their live set, which they play as a seven piece, takes you on an etheral journey through post modern womens’ tales of love, sex, betrayal and hope. As a band, they’ve played and sold out shows across venues like Bowery Ballroom, Nublu 151, Brooklyn Bazar, C’mon Everybody and Baby’s All Right.

The 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 of 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).

About the single

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. – Produced by Sergio Rios of Orgone.

Say She She’s new single “Forget Me Not” is out now on digital/streaming formats via Karma Chief Records. Click here to purchase / stream. 


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