Desola, the multi-award-winning London-based singer and songwriter is back with a brand new single for 2024. The track titled ‘Lily of the Valley’ is a beautiful song that delivers a unique RnB Soul sound, with lyrics that inspire us to have a heart of gratitude for God’s mind-blowing love.
The MOBO Award featured and award-winning music artist was born into a non-Christian home but always felt that there was something unique about music that touches the heart. This feeling no doubt had a massive impact on her life as a teenager and the love of music grew and the desire to sing continues till this day.
Having sung with music groups and church choirs, it was only a few years ago that she yielded to the unrelenting call into the music industry. It was at this point that a desire to become an inspirational Christian, gospel artist was birthed. Her life was filled with stories that are a mix of joy, tears, and laughter. This describes the challenges and victories that she has been through and the recovery through the relenting love of God.
She captures these experiences to songs to inspire her and help others to discover the greatness and sovereignty of God. “The first inspiration comes when God spoke in songs on doing His will to fly high above any troubled waters.” This is a revelation God brought to her on desiring a wing like a dove and to fly away from all the struggles to a place of rest. She released her debut album “Rest” in 2014 a 12-track debut album.
This was immediately followed by a second album “Intimacy” in 2018 both albums have won several awards including Critic Choice Gospel Artist of the Year at the Gospel Touch Award in 2016 and 2018. She later won Best Gospel at the BEFFTA Award in 2019 among many others over the years. Desola has released videos alongside single releases. There are also recorded testimonies from fans around the world on the impact of her songs through God that brings transformation.
Desola’s eclectic musical taste which cuts across neo–soul and jazz to RnB and traditional gospel are reflected in her songs. Her songwriting is heartfelt. She has a natural ability to connect with the listener ensuring that the message is presented in a creative and melodious way.
Desola is a regular at the London African Music Festival in which she has presented herself with her band at major music venues such as Hootenanny, Brixton, and Vortex Jaxx Café. She shared same stage with Erica Campbell of the Mary Mary and Annastasia Baker at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. She has also had two top 3 tracks in the UK Christian Charts as well as being featured on the Mobo.com website as One To Watch.
This year will be an exciting one for Desola with several projects set to be released throughout. ‘Lily of the Valley’ is the first for this new season and sets the stage well for all that is to come.