Saya’s “Played Out” Is A Dope Self-Love Breakup Song


Photo: Zhamak Fullad

Toronto-based artist Saya takes breakup into a self-love experience in her latest single “Played Out” where she walks you through the disintegration of a relationship that brings the worst in you. Sprayed with R&B ambience, “Played Out” is an intricately built piece that is upbeat and reflective at the same time. Its has the breakneck pace of hip-hop, but the melody has the slow-burning feel of R&B-infused pop. Stream below:

In regards to the song, Saya shared, “At the time I wrote it I was going through a tough break up and it highlights the series of conversations we had. I feel like during the relationship I was still learning to love myself and there were many times where I allowed my ex to make me feel insignificant. I love this song because I watched it grow into something powerful and renewing in a sense. I’ve never made a dance song before and I’m happy I got to make it on my own terms, as it is something different for me. The song is a celebration of being able to accept that the relationship was done and being able to let it go.”

“Played Out” is from Saya’s upcoming debut EP Sugar Coated, which will be out on September 6th. Saya has a show coming up in Japan, so if you happen to be there make sure to check her out:

8/26 – Adam Lounge (Kansai, Japan)