Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Artist of the Month, Toronto R&B songstress Savannah Ré makes her highly anticipated debut with the release of Opia, out now via Universal Music Canada,
The nine-track EP is the product of a prodigious songwriter whose natural talent has flourished from self-growth and in-studio collaborations with elite talent including her mentor, Grammy Award-winning producer Boi-1da who, along with YogiTheProducer, is credited as Executive Producer of Opia. Additional collaborators on the EP include longtime Savannah Ré supporters Allen Ritter (Cardi B, Kanye West, Rihanna, Travis Scott), Akeel Henry (Ty Dolla $ign, Shawn Mendes, Roy Woods), Marcus Semaj (dvsn, Snoh Aalegra), Varren Wade (Ella Mai, Jennifer Lopez), Jordon Manswell (Mariah Carey, Daniel Caesar), Ozzie (Raphael Saadiq), Marcus Allen James (Ne-Yo, Ludacris) and Kyle Christopher.
Also released today is the OPIA EXPERIENCE – a visual depiction of the EP’s title, defined by The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows as the “intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable”. Exploring the intimacy that comes from being vulnerable and inviting human connection, the emotionally stirring short documentary features footage of eight people (lovers and strangers) experiencing a powerful and unexplored form of affection. Interwoven throughout the video is a performance by Savannah Ré of the previously unreleased track “Opia”, the song she says made the EP feel complete.