Singer-songwriter Abby Simone makes a big entrance to the music scene with today's release of her debut single 'Same Sunrise'. Her exquisite voice and natural charisma are the standout attractions of a warm-hearted jazz-tinged soul-pop song, which will appeal to fans of Arlo Parks or Jorja Smith's more laidback moments. 'Same Sunrise' captures the tender relief of feeling reconnected with someone you love. The inspiration behind the track came from a text Abby received whilst travelling to visit a loved one: "After so long, we finally see the same sunrise." Listen HERE.
Abby says, "After a while you get used to the distance, but never the absence. This song was written for lovers, friends and families in a long-distance relationship to say, 'Hey, that wasn't easy but well done.' We all know that the sun really doesn't rise. But when you're with your person and the world stops moving, science can wait."
'Same Sunrise' is the first taste of what to expect from Abby's upcoming music. She spent two years refining her sound in Malaysia with the local producer Cuurley and has created a captivating catalogue of songs which at various moments touch upon soul, R&B, pop and jazz. Thematically they're often about self-empowerment, but Abby also opens up to reveal an emotional vulnerability.
Abby was raised in a strict household in which pop music was prohibited, so singing in church became her first musical outlet as she learned to perform in Mandarin, Malayalam, Hindi and English. Also influential were the Tamil-language songs that featured in the films of the iconic Indian actor Rajinikanth. But a rebellion was brewing as she developed her passion, covertly listening to pop radio, the sounds of Destiny's Child, Sean Paul and Black Eyed Peas, opening her ears to a whole new world. She soon grew bolder and would discreetly remove one of her family's lesser played Christian music cassettes, to record over it with songs from the radio.