SAÍGO – The Other

I wrote The Other after reading about the killing of a blogger in Bangladesh. He was the same age as me, and he was killed because he wrote about secular, democratic ideas and the dangers of religious hatred. I was disheartened and outraged to read about this and a spate of similar attacks. I thought about how much him and I might have had in common, and how there is so much to unite us if we can look past the conventional divisions of nations, politics, race and religion. At the core of this song is a dilemma we’re all facing as the globe shrinks-either choose to expand the borders of empathy or choose to draw smaller and smaller circles of trust.

This is the deep meaning behind the second single of SAÍGO, the Los Angeles music maker that already got us with his first single debut. The Other waves between the high-pitched vocal sample of the producer Jonah Christian and the dreamy voice of the artist, creating an overall feeling of melancholy mixed up with the warm tones of the soul music.

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