Lakeshore Records has released a new track from up-and-coming Philadelphia-based R&B singer-songwriter Saleka, the darkly alluring “There Is A Place,” which appears in the latest episode of the third season of “Servant,” the Apple Original Series from M. Night Shyamalan (Saleka’s father). The song is out now digitally and appears on her forthcoming EP, Songs From The Attic, out March 25. See the listening links and album pre-save below.
Pre-order The EP: [Digital Album]
Listen to “There Is A Place”: [Digital Single]
Notes Saleka: “’There is a Place’ is a song about a futile longing for acceptance, and how the pursuit of this can become an addiction. The song is played at a critical moment in Leanne’s journey, when she feels intensely betrayed by the people she trusts most and turns to a new found confidence in her own abilities. I wanted the song to reflect the ambiguity of Leanne’s character, (Is she good or evil? Are her abilities a blessing or a curse?) while also being rooted in her more universal struggle, the desire to exist without shame and self-doubt.”
In September 2021, Saleka released her debut single “Clarity” to immediate acclaim. Refinery29 said Saleka “calls upon the sounds of the R&B greats for her soulful debut, sounding every bit like the legends that she’s closely studied for years.” In December, she released “Mr. Incredible,” a moving single about coping with a partner’s unwillingness to communicate. “The soulful chorus neatly subverts the Disney/Pixar character’s tagline, and positions Saleka as an R&B talent to watch in 2021,” Billboard wrote of the track. “Saleka’s distinct R&B sensibility and musician’s ear for keys changes come through in droves on this track,” V Magazine added.
In February, Saleka released “Graffiti,” a single Vogue called “potent” and “powerful.” Shortly after, she shared “The Sky Cries” which was utilized in Apple TV’s show SERVANT. M. Night Shyamalan, who is executive producer of the show, also directed the video for “The Sky Cries” which was premiered by Rolling Stone. In July, she released “Remain,” which came as part of the soundtrack to the Universal Pictures film Old. Most recently, Saleka shared her powerful protest song, “How Many,” and announced that her full-length debut album is due out next year. Stay tuned for more on this must-hear new artist in the coming months.
“Servant” Season 3 now streaming on Apple TV+!