Lakeshore Records has released a new track from up-and-coming Philadelphia-based R&B singer-songwriter Saleka, “The Sky Cries,” which appears in Season 2 (Episode 8) of the Apple Original series “Servant.” The sultry, bluesy love song appears in the March 5 episode. See the album purchase links and more below.
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Created by Tony Basgallop and directed and executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, “Servant” is a psychological thriller that follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. The second season of the acclaimed series is now streaming on Apple TV+, and new episodes premiere every Friday.
“The idea for ‘The Sky Cries’ was to create a song that Leanne’s character would connect to and find empowerment from as she is a young woman discovering her agency and sexuality. The song lyrically is about falling into an all-consuming love with someone that is not quite yours, the intense desire to be near that person, to belong. I wanted the lyrics to hint at imagery and themes from the show, and to describe a feeling that could expand beyond a romantic love and at times relate to the longing for a community, family, or even to be with your child.”
Saleka released her debut single, “Clarity,” in September of 2020 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 key changes come through in droves on this track,” V Magazine added. In February 2021, Saleka released her third track, “Graffiti,” which was featured in Vogue upon its release. Recently, Saleka performed live as part of Paste Magazine’s “On The Road” sessions – watch her performance HERE.