Serayah doesn’t sleep. That’s what I’ve determined. And if we keep getting bangers like the sinewy, seductive “So Good,” then so be it.
The burgeoning r&b hitmaker is back with more heat on the heels of her last EP, Addicted, which has mysteriously and cruelly vanished from streaming services. Never fear, she’s working on a brand new, fully-realized project, and with her non stop work ethic and top notch songwriting chops, we’ll be bumping it in no time.
We sat down to talk about the single and staying true to the woman in the mirror.
The Knockturnal: How did “So Good” come about?
Serayah: I was basically vibing in the studio and I was doing melodies, then the tag so good just came to me. I thought, oh my god, this is what this record feels like. I kind of wanted “So Good” to be for whatever anyone wants it to be for themselves.
The Knockturnal: And you just dropped a new project. I love “Take Me.” It’s my favorite song. I was like, I relate to this. Can you tell me a little bit more about it?
Serayah: “Take Me” is ME. It’s anyone that’s busy who can’t be around the person they like or love. That record was just what you would want if you could see the person. I think that’s why a lot people like it. You’re running and doing your own thing, you don’t always get the leisure to be around someone you love every day. That’s what that record was for, for me.
The Knockturnal: Is ‘So Good’ gonna go on a brand new project?
The Knockturnal: Whoaaa.
Serayah: I know right? [laughs] Those songs I released on my last project, I was working on the last two years. That was something where I was finally able to get those out, while also working on an actual project.
The Knockturnal: When you’re writing is it autobiographical?
Serayah: For me, yeah. Everything is personalized. If it’s not me, then I won’t use it. If I can just relate to it, then I’ll feel the record. I love co-writing. If I don’t feel it, I’m okay with saying ‘Ehhh. Let’s go somewhere else.’