Shaé Universe - Meant To Be - Directed by DIR Arinze
Shaé Universe is a Nigerian-born singer from Watford taking charge. Shaé started her musical journey from creating musical covers online, successfully implementing her personality and style into the covers, whilst honouring the original song’s theme. After publishing her first song on SoundCloud on August 2015, Shaé quickly progressed within her musical career. This is to no surprise as Shaé Universe comes from a musical background. Her mother, farther, 2 brothers and sister all sing as well as some having the ability to play the drums, guitar and piano. Shaé’s musical influences stem from a Gospel and contemporary mix. Growing up Shaé was influenced by her mother, Mali Music, Tye Tribbett and Kim Burrell. As she grew older and started discovering her personal style and taste she became influenced by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Brandy, The Internet, Erykah Badu, Sade, Maxwell and Beyoncé.
Shaé has built a strong platform for herself with her unique vocal abilities which has been supported by the likes of Eminem, Stormzy, Chance the Rapper and super producer Timbaland. She has also been able to grace the stage, opening for a collection of Eminem’s UK shows as well as supporting Ricardo Williams at The Camden Assembly.
Shaé Universe’s music comprises a strong presence of nostalgic power, creating an atmosphere of dreamy R&B which Shaé has impressed with her soulful, experimental sound, reeling in fans from across the world. From the success of her singles No Stallin’, Misunderstood and Black Panther (In Due Time), Shaé Universe has featured artists such as Etta Bond and Boogie.
Her latest single Meant To Be is an ode to liberation, letting go and letting destiny take its course. The single is accompanied by visuals directed by Arinze. The talented film director has worked with the likes of Cheryll, Matt Blvck and Arieleno. Meant To Be is a short, bouncy and concise nostalgic single, reminiscent of the 90’s era of feel good, soulful, affectionate music which creates an ambiance of an oxymoron; making listeners feel a type of way as well as providing empowerment in the same breath. Her ability is nothing short of exceptional as she demonstrates her versatile vocal ability.
Word is Shaé Universe is currently working on a debut album which is set to be released early 2020. In the meantime, if you’ve not previewed her work, you can find her music on all social platforms (Spotify, SoundCloud, Deezer, Apple Music etc.). Click the link below to listen to and watch Meant To Be.
Written By Sherry Kayy