It’s not often that artists perform at major festivals even before the release of their first album. But it happened to Belgian Selah Sue five years ago. With her infectious mix of reggae, soul and hip hop, singer-songwriter Sanne Putseys, her birth name, stole the hearts of many a music lover across the world. However, the success – over one million sold copies of her self-titled debut album – couldn’t take away her dark thoughts and she had to fight through periods of depression. Still they were a source of inspiration for the incredibly beautiful album Reason (2015). This record paints a clear picture of the world of the singer, who is now 26: a bluesy journey exploring the joys of life with its inevitable ups and downs, where it’s necessary to lay all cards on the table and love eventually conquers all. An emotional journey, not shunning taboos, that makes Selah Sue’s music more intense than ever before.