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Desert Song by Säje

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Album Title: "Desert Song" (Single)
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020

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“Desert Song”, the galvanizing single by new vocal quartet säje, is nominated for a GRAMMY® Award in the Best Arrangement, Instrument and Vocals category. This is the first nomination for the compositional collective and notably the all-female group’s first original composition. This dynamic vocal group features 2019 GRAMMY® nominee Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, and Erin Bentlage. Born out of close friendship and deep admiration, these renowned artists, composers, and arrangers have come together to explore, create, and celebrate the music that moves them. As individuals, each artist has crafted their own notable solo career, and now are delighted to bring their collective voices together with säje. “Desert Song” materialized last year at the group’s first retreat together in Palm Springs, California. In celebration of all four women meeting at once for the first time, they spent their time getting to know each other, and writing, resulting in “Desert Song”. In “Desert Song”, the ocean is representative of the masculine relationships that women tend to rely on for validation. Like the coalescence of säje felt for each of its band members, the listener is guided by voices of feminine support. After an empowering period of transit, she is met by an atmosphere of support and acceptance, in this metaphorical ‘desert’ where there exists a vast space to lean into her femininity.

Track Listing

"Desert Song" by säje

Personnel

Säje
band/orchestra
Sara Gazarek
voice / vocals
Johnaye Kendrick
voice / vocals
Amanda Taylor
voice / vocals
Erin Bentlage
voice / vocals

Date featured

March 8, 2021

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