01 Lights Up NYC
According to Saadi, “Lights Up NYC” deals with the relationship every artist has with the struggle to live and create in NYC. It was inspired by Pupa Bajah’s story of coming to New York with the Dry Eye Crew from Sierra Leone. Bajah and Boshra met at an Antibalas show in Brooklyn, immediately went back to Saadi’s studio in the East Village and “Lights Up NYC” was born. Saadi’s relaxed, yet electro-happy brand of indie pop transcends era, simultaneously redolent of no wave, new romantic, afro disco, shoegaze, post punk, and that ever-present other. Her voice possesses that rare blend of churning passion and disembodied detachment. It’s no surprise she cites Brian Eno as an influence, as her radiant sounds hearken both the 1970s pop-savvy and the latter-day electronic experiments of that musical wizard.
“Gracias a Elliot Fox de Sneak Attack Media quien desde Nueva York nos envía el aporte.”