Zion Yande (formerly known as ‘Sosa’) is a soulful artiste based in Lagos. Zion surfaced in 2018 when she opened for Alxndr London at Oslo Hackney in London.
Shortly after, she released her debut single “Solitary”; an intense expression of what exists between the search for solitude and the fear of it. Following that, she showed a more mellow side of herself with “Where Are You Now?” a calm, melancholic tale of love lost.
Having experimented with various forms of artistic expression while studying at the Royal College of Art, Zion has found solace in music which allows her to combine her interests: fashion, visual communication and writing.
Zion’s recently released E.P “Free Was The Aim, Love Was The Game” tells a story of her cyclical experience of looking for love and completion in all the wrong places. Zion explores spoken word and melodies as an avenue for release in the pursuit of emotional liberation.
‘Free Was The Aim, Love Was The Game’ tells a story of Zion’s cyclical experience of looking for love and completion in all the wrong places. Zion explores spoken word and melodies as an avenue for release in the pursuit of emotional liberation.
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A poetic picture, pained with words and laced with dreamy runs; telling of the actions leading to the state of mind that birthed the EP.
Zion tells the story of love lost in an intense angst that exhibits cravings for the presence of an elusive partner.
This song was born from a place of insecurity, Zion expresses fatigue after numerous failed attempts of filling the void with what she perceived to be love.
With butterflies in her tummy, she writes a letter to Love. Expressing the excitement and uncertainty at the prospect of finding a new lover.
The typical longings of a long distance relationship expressed in soothing soulful melodies.
The project features 4 tracks and a spoken word intro; a soothing blend of soulful melodies and striking, yet relatable lyrics.
You can listen to Free Was The Aim, Love Was The Game here: https://fanlink.to/fwta-lwtg