Discovery: Sabiyha

London-based singer-songwriter Sabiyha delivers folk music in a dark, haunting style in new track Bird.

By Graeme Smith

Sabiyha’s voice is backed by simple acoustic guitar, sparse drums and swelling vocal harmonies and strings to build a deeply atmospheric world in Bird. Her voice truly makes her stand out from the crowd, and has to be heard to be believed.

With roots in the Carribean country of Guyana, Sabiyha brings the country’s flag to life through the lyrics ‘to red, to green, to white, to gold’ hinting at a deeper meaning in the extended metaphor of Bird. You can listen to it yourself below.