London-based R&B singer, songwriter and dancer Shantelia Selina shares her sensual new single ‘All Night’, out everywhere now.
Naming Tems, Stefflondon and Aaliyah as her main influences, Shantelia thrives off being able to experiment with the emotions and feelings she’s able to convey with her music. Co-produced by Shantelia and ENZ, ‘All Night’ incorporates slick beats with Shantelia’s sultry vocal delivery, offering a message of empowerment and embracing your confident and sensual side.
Speaking of the track, Shantelia says, “I wrote this song to encourage people to just enjoy the present moment, be open to love and to own your sensual side as a woman – embrace your confidence! Have fun with your experiences and try not to overthink everything if it feels right at that moment. For men, I want them to catch a vibe and feel good about themselves.
My producer ENZ created a beat from a few melodies I was singing in my head and then I decided not to write any words, I just went into the recording booth and decided to just sing anything that came to mind. It all kicked off from there and then I chopped and changed and wrote lyrics to melodies and sounds I liked from the freestyle on the track.”
Born and raised in Peckham, South East London, Shantelia grew up surrounded by music. Her family would sing and play instruments together and at age 15, she started making music with her older brother who had his own music studio. In 2019, Shantelia started her own dance company SS-Studio and has made a name for herself within the fashion and entertainment industry.
With a deep love for songwriting and poetry, Shantelia started writing her upcoming full EP in 2019 after a difficult breakup as a form of expression and to help her get through her emotions.
Having already danced in music videos for Tems and Idris Elba, Doneo and Sakoodie, choreographed for Oliver Malcom and worked as a stunt double for the Marvel series Jambalaya and movie Argyll, 2022 shows no signs of slowing down for Shantelia. With a 7-track project set for release early next year, Shantelia hopes she can uplift as many people as she can through her music. She says, “I want to encourage people to own who they are. I don’t want to just be a voice for people to hear, but a voice that can heal and help as many people as I can reach.”
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