Photos by: Ellen C Miller
Say She She brings disco back to life at XPNFest
Piya, Nya and Sabrina’s ethereal set exhibited songs that will be featured in their new double LP Silver, releasing on Friday
The Brooklyn rooted trio Say She She sent the XPN fest audience to the sky with an otherworldly performance. Lead singers Piya Malik, Sabrina Mileo Cunningham, and Nya Gazelle had the crowd instantly clapping along to their unique musical blend of classical jazz and psychedelic retro-funk. Draped in silver, the ladies dazzled the Marina Stage for the second to last set of the night.
Coming from classically-trained backgrounds, Say She She’s silky harmonies sounded like they came straight from an opera house. Showcasing incredible vocal skills, the band created a plethora of incredible tonality, especially in songs “Trouble” and “Forget Me Not.” The ladies had an indescribable chemistry amongst themselves, grooving on stage together in perfect harmony. Between the singers’ musical alchemy and the backing band’s funkadelic rhythms, the groove they exuded was contagious. Every audience member couldn’t help but dance along.
Endlessly energetic, Piya, Nya and Sabrina’s ethereal set exhibited songs that will be featured in their new double LP Silver, releasing on Friday, September 29th, including crowd favorites “C’est Si Bon” and the infectious single “Astral Plane.” Their performance of “NORMA” is one that resonated heavily with women’s rights supporters – a song written in protest to the supreme court overturning Roe V. Wade. Packed with feminine power, their voices sent chills down the audience’s spines.
Say She She was mesmerizing in every possible way. With surprise fireworks radiating in the sky and a disco dance party breaking loose, the trio gifted the XPoNential festival the most magical ending set on the Marina Stage.
- C'est Si Bon
- Blow My Mind
- Astral Plane
- Forget Me Not