– Sagalina is an R&B singer-songwriter based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
She is above all a jovial and sunny person, who loves sharing her energy with...Read Biography
Sagalina is an R&B singer-songwriter based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
She is above all a jovial and sunny person, who loves sharing her energy with people around her. Especially on stage, where she instantly connects with her audience. As she loves to say about her shows “at first it’s smooth and sweet, then it’s time to turn up”.
Her creations are inspired by Soul Divas such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, but also by contemporary R&B artists such as SZA, H.E.R., or Bryson Tiller with his more Trap-like productions.
The artist has first charmed her internet community with her covers: in French, English, or even Albanian, the artist embraces the songs with ease and originality. This presence on social networks opened doors for her.
In 2019, she was invited by the rapper RO X to collaborate on "Harimaadee", a song that honors Somali culture, which had a real impact in several countries.
With her first release "Kiss Kiss" in July 2021, featuring Liberian artist Sekzy, Sagalina delivered an Afrobeats track that had us dance all summer long.
Her second single "No Clue" sets in a different register. With its R&B sonorities, she wanted to show a new facet of herself.
She then took a turn and decided to embrace the musical style that had always inspired her: smooth, soulful R&B. She released "CANNOT STAY", the lead single from her debut EP "DRIP OF HONEY" which dropped on November 25th. Through this track, the artist exposes a toxic relationship that is suffocating her. It is a real anthem for women's emancipation, which represents the essence of the artist's debut EP.
This project allowed the Lausanne-based artist to get attention. She introduced her EP on Couleur 3's NAYUNO show, where she also performed some of her songs live. "CANNOT STAY" was later selected alongside 15 tracks for the "Lyrics & Beats" Demotape Clinic 2023. The song was then playlisted on Radio SRF3 Virus.