- 21 Aug 20
The single came with the announcement of Makay's debut EP, BEING.
Nigerian-born soul singer Tolü Makay has shared 'Don't Let Go', the first single from her forthcoming EP.
Makay promises that BEING – due for release this October – will be "a deeply personal account of my journey through struggles with mental health and finding myself. The album goes through the phases of how I felt moving from the midlands to Dublin, being wrapped up in a job I wasn’t happy in, and gradually learning who I am."
This first offering fuses full brass sounds and elements of gospel with her first-rate, textured vocal.
"I’m pretty excited, and nervous, to share this first track," Makay explains. "The project was born last year, at a transitional point in my life when I was working a full-time night shift for a multinational corporation. I was deeply stressed, and unhappy, lost.
"While juggling the night shift and trying to rehearse for the show, I felt like giving up music, giving up on myself. Instead, I decided to quit my job and explore my own path. This song really gave me the motivation to keep going."
Watch the vintage-inspired video for 'Don't Let Go' below.
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