In this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we want to introduce you to upcoming artist Sanya N’Kanta and his brand new single titled “Easy Baby”.
When asked about the song N’kanta explains, “Easy Baby” is about stopping and smelling the roses and not letting circumstances or people dictate our happiness. Life isn’t a race, so slow down and enjoy the beauty it brings before it’s gone.”
Embodying a genre-inclusive approach he emits an inimitable and irresistible frequency as he gracefully moves through rock, reggae, alternative, soul, funk, and pop all at once. He lets songcraft and a well-developed artistic identity be his signatures rather than embracing trends or coloring within culture-defined guidelines.
His previous album, The Counterfeit Revival (2020), was a swirl of sounds like only Sanya can stir up. It grappled with challenging but timely issues of race, immigration, and the black experience. It was a potent, political-themed purging that cleared room for the personal explorations that characterize his rock-infused 2021 EP These Are The Days.
Today Sanya is prolific and inspired as music continues to pour out of him. On the upcoming songs, he navigates life’s ebbs and flows, and the power of embracing optimism despite it all.
Following “Easy Baby” will be the August release of “Highway Road.” “It’s about a deep desire to live in the moment with extreme spontaneity. It is easy to become shackled by routine and plans. Sometimes we need to jump in the car and drive with no destination in mind,” says N’kanta.
Listen and watch below: