SARONDE Drop Space Funk Monster SAY Ft. ENO WILLIAMS

“This is a song of gratitude. Reflecting on those around us who have been our support throughout recent challenging times. It’s a song about stepping out of self-pity and staring the world in the eye as it appears new each day. Worrying about tomorrow is pointless, we have to survive and be present now.”
23 April 2021

By Vasco Dega

This latest offering from Saronde features vocals from the effervescent Eno Williams of Nigeria. Eno is the lead singer in the pan global Afrofunk powerhouse band, Ibibio Sound Machine.

Say is a mid-tempo space funk monster that was created remotely during the lockdown in 2020. Williams’ lyrics are beautifully cross-sectioned between English and Ibibio the language of her family. The Ibibio people are a coastal people in southern Nigeria. They are mostly found in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, and on the Eastern Part of Abia. They are related to the Annang Igbo and Efik peoples.

On the track, Chris Pedley of Saronde explains, “This is a song of gratitude. Reflecting on those around us who have been our support throughout recent challenging times. It’s a song about stepping out of self-pity and staring the world in the eye as it appears new each day. Worrying about tomorrow is pointless, we have to survive and be present now.”

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