Hailed by relevant media houses as “the teen leading her generation’s sonic revolution”, and tipped by others as one to watch, Ayra Starr has earned critical praise for her soulful vocals and raw lyrics that reflect the strength and growing pains of her generation. Her self-titled debut EP reflected her desire to stand out and with the reception, she has gotten in the past few months, she carries on into the summer months with the same energy that inspired her debut, vivacious and unfettered. Her latest, Bloody Samaritan, speaks to her desire to remain at the top of her game.
The blazing rhythmic dance track, underpinned by percussive drums and a hypnotic horn section, is the first taste of her forthcoming debut album 19 & Dangerous, slated for an early August 2021 release.
Co-written by Ayra Starr and produced by London, the searing summer anthem bristles with self-confidence as the Gen Z rising star banishes negative energy. She boasts, “I see you watching my stories, I see you gauging my lifestyle, I see you watching my movement, this bad bitch bad every day.”
In a social media age where public scrutiny is amplified, Bloody Samaritan is a life-affirming reminder to protect our peace and to always big up ourselves.
Speaking about Bloody Samaritan, Ayra Starr said:
“I love this track because I was unapologetic and assertive on it; something people my age often struggle to be, and I want my fans to feel that way when they listen to it, liberated of societal standards and expectations.”