Detroit Collab Mixes Hip Hop and Electro Pop. - SIAS x Sam Be Yourself x Jemille Ali: Sticks And Stones
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posted 16 Jan 2021 by Krister Axel
An impressive and hook-filled statement about just how far some of us will go to build the life we want.

Josias Yglesias and Haley Grant formed electronic pop duo SIAS in Detroit, Michigan, and quickly secured a few sync placements on MTV for their music. Following up on a standout performance at EDC Mexico 2020, SIAS join forces with fellow Detroit artists - rapper Sam Be Yourself and emcee/producer Jemille Ali - to explore themes of resilience and personal liberty in an enigmatic world of tough love and hard lessons.

You might recognize Sam Be Yourself from his appearances on Netflix’s hip-hop reality show Rhythm + Flow with Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and Ti. New single "Sticks and Stones" presents a blend of electro-pop melodies with a hip hop backbone, and together with an obvious passion for live instrumentation, delivers a brooding electronic backdrop for Sam Be Yourself's emotional flow about staying strong in the face of life's obstacles. "Sticks and Stones" is an impressive and hook-filled statement about just how far some of us will go to build the life we want.

Don't care what they are telling me
Go make your own reality
You know that life is challenging
But baby go and spread your wings
The truth some people never see

SIAS fuses elements of acoustic, electronic, and world music to develop adventurous and cinematic soundscapes.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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