The latest release from Norway-born Sasha Siem blends her knowledge of composition with the latest, cutting edge musical and metaphysical research to create music that will realign you, body and soul, with the fresh energy and potential of the new year.
‘Come as the Sun’ is recorded in 432Hz, more commonly known as the Love Frequency. It’s a way of connecting with the universe through the power of song. It physically relaxes the body as our system releases chemicals in a biological reaction, leading listeners to take a welcome step back from their fast-paced modern lives when they put it on. It’s an interesting addition and perfect complement to Sasha’s music, which already manages to sound meditative yet utterly compelling.
The songs themselves are Sasha at her best. Exquisitely crafted whilst Sasha was looking after her newborn baby son, both ‘Come As The Sun’ and its counterpart on this double release, ‘Eve Eyed’, carry the sort of clarity found only by someone who has experienced the miracle of birth and life, and has the skills necessary to put it into words. The dual-song format works particularly well in this case, matching the masculine and feminine energies which reside inside us all.
‘Come as the Sun’ is the more laidback and, appropriately, warmer song. Siem’s vocals and signature intricate production fill the sound while the song washes over you like a sunbeam on a warm summer’s day. It’s the auditory equivalent of a solo walk in a forest, with sunbeams streaming through the trees – warm, welcome, organic and quietly joyful. It encourages the listener to remain true to their core self, with Sasha describing it as “an invitation to settle into the centre of your being and shine gloriously”. The song’s varied musical elements are held together by Sasha’s warm and comforting vocals, which rise serenely over the top of truly transportive instrumentation.
The video is satisfyingly simplistic, with Sasha and her band performing the song atop the rooftop of a building, as the sun rises. It aligns perfectly with Siem’s intentions to remind us to be grateful for the most basic things in life – to live, to breathe, to see the arrival of a new day.
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