Blending electronic production with alternative R&B instrumentation, Melbourne’s SAIYON unveils her new single and video Kerosene. It’s a silky blend of R&B with synth beats and is written from the perspective of a confident young woman feeling empowered about expressing her feelings.
SAIYON says her new single, Kerosene: “is about getting to that point where you can’t avoid confrontation any longer. It is the most empowering feeling, when you finally stand up for yourself. We wanted to create imagery of this powerful storm that has been silently brewing, referencing fire and wind to symbolise this unstoppable force of nature.”
Vibe heavy in the same lane as the likes of Nao, Kehlani and KAYTRANADA, Kerosene was recorded at Tender Trap Studios Melbourne with Grant Windsor (Gregory Porter, Guy Sebastian, Clare Teal) and mastered by Frank Arkwright from Abbey Road Studios London (Coldplay, Elton John, The Killers).
“I co-wrote the song with Grant Windsor who also produced the track. The intention behind the track was to showcase a different side to my sound and artistry. There’s a lot of attitude and energy in this song both in the performance and the production taking influence from the likes of Hudson Mohawke. I wanted this track to stand out in my upcoming EP with its intense, hard hitting production, showing a different side to my sound and one of the many sides of Alternative R&B.” – SAIYON
Working on the visuals with YBY Creative through BANTA Agency, SAIYON shot the music video for Kerosene in Adelaide with the song’s powerful narrative and fierce energy firmly in mind. “They have really amazing directors on their catalogue and have worked with some great artists. I was so excited to work with Directing Duo Hiball. Both Stanton and Alex are incredible at what they do and I loved the concept that they brought to the video.
“The overall theme of the video is about unleashing your power; this was shown by shooting in extreme locations and environments, as well as using light to create this surreal and “otherworldly” aesthetic. The lyrics in the track reference the four elements (Earth, Wind, Water and Fire) throughout the song, so it was important to connect the lyrics with the visual.” – SAIYON
Kerosene is available now on all platforms
With thanks to Beehive PR