Lloyiso 'Speak' artwork via Amaiya Davis Umusic for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Lloyiso – Speak

Gearing up for a massive 2022, South African singer and songwriter Lloyiso returns with his brand new single ‘Speak‘ via Universal Music Group South Africa/Republic Records. Listen to Speak HERE

On this ballad, bold piano introduces the track as his undeniable voice immediately captivates. The vocals stretch from vulnerable verses into a soulfully striking refrain as he pleads, “Speak, don’t let this love hold you down. It exudes raw and real emotion in between each breath. Stay tuned for the premiere of the cinematic music video very soon.

Regarding the single, he commented, “I co-wrote ‘Speak’ with Molly Irvine and Dennis Neuer. I loved working with them, and they brought all the amazing flavors and color that this song needed. ‘Speak’ is about that moment when you realize that you’re honestly not sure whether your presence is wanted or not. Personally, it took me a while to come to terms with the doubt that comes from that realization. ‘Speak’ is the song that made me realize that if I’m honest with myself and the way that I feel, I can get relief from the pain!” 

Last year, he made his international debut for Republic Records with the single ‘Seasons.’ Right out of the gate, it tallied 16 million streams and garnered a ton of buzz. Right now, Lloyiso is working on more music for release very soon.

About Lloyiso

Hailing from just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, singer, songwriter, and producer. Lloyiso wields the kind of voice that instantly tugs at heartstrings. It’s the kind of voice that shines in any arena—whether in front of a laptop camera or under the lights of a festival stage. It’s the kind of voice that makes you stop what you’re doing and sing along.

At 16-years-old, he appeared on South African Idol and placed fifth in the competition. Following “three weeks at university, he left school and focused on music inspired by the likes of Sam Smith and Kanye West. He performed anywhere possible, singing in exchange for dinner at local pubs. He even recorded in English and ten different African languages.

Taking over social media, Lloyiso amplified his voice globally by posting covers on Facebook before embracing YouTube. He gained the endorsement of everyone from Kygo to Tyga, and gradually amassed an enthusiastic audience. Nailing viral renditions of Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, and more, he launched his TikTok during 2020, generating tens of millions of views and attracting the attention of labels worldwide.

Finding his home, he notably made history as “the first South African artist signed to Republic Records.” Following the 2021 fan favorite ‘Seasons,’ he connects like never before with the powerful piano-driven ballad ‘Speak‘ in 2022 and much more to come.

Lloyiso press image via Canton Parker for use by 360 MAGAZINE

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