Even though this Belgian lady hasn't delivered a studio album yet, Selah Sue
is seen as having great promise. And for good reason, because the singer from Louvain has a voice that is best categorized as a cross between Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse. Sanne Putseys, who is the woman hiding behind Selah Sue, writes her lyrics like a true singer-songwriter and sounds like a 'black' singer. So it's no coincidence her first single is called Black Star Love
. The singer, who is only eighteen years old, also shows evidence of a strong will and vision. She rejected a contract with Universal because this would make her music sound too commercial. Selah Sue takes all the time she needs to give shape to her musical career, and if you see the Belgian performing on stage, you would agree it will not be too long before this rough diamond is cut to perfection.