17 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sio is a girl in love—navigating ideals, first contact, grand gestures, racing, falling, soaring, warts and all. On her debut album sbtxts, the Joburg-based singer/songwriter shares her stories with dream-like directness, and a distinctive voice coloured with electronic soul. There’s an inherent lyrical quality to her work, which is why it’s only apt that she wrote a poem exclusively for Apple Music to describe her journey of love. With one lyric from each of the album’s 17 songs, this is sbtxts—a poem by Sio.

I laid an orchestra of love at your feet
while
thoughts of him rain like velvet drops on my skin
I found a place to run to
while
dreaming in retrospect
I’m struggling for breath
coz
you double tap my vein
spinning fairytales from false fables
see
I’ve been burned by the passions of romance
and
I lost my heart again
covering the simplicity of that phase
I’m caving in
battling to make sense of space
touching spaces and place beyond this
I watch you undress your soul
your soul was never blu
see
I like you
I’ve been running across time for you

—Sio

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sio is a girl in love—navigating ideals, first contact, grand gestures, racing, falling, soaring, warts and all. On her debut album sbtxts, the Joburg-based singer/songwriter shares her stories with dream-like directness, and a distinctive voice coloured with electronic soul. There’s an inherent lyrical quality to her work, which is why it’s only apt that she wrote a poem exclusively for Apple Music to describe her journey of love. With one lyric from each of the album’s 17 songs, this is sbtxts—a poem by Sio.

I laid an orchestra of love at your feet
while
thoughts of him rain like velvet drops on my skin
I found a place to run to
while
dreaming in retrospect
I’m struggling for breath
coz
you double tap my vein
spinning fairytales from false fables
see
I’ve been burned by the passions of romance
and
I lost my heart again
covering the simplicity of that phase
I’m caving in
battling to make sense of space
touching spaces and place beyond this
I watch you undress your soul
your soul was never blu
see
I like you
I’ve been running across time for you

—Sio

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