What: R&B/Soul

Where: Toronto, ON

Visit: www.linktr.ee/officialosee

Osé is an 18-year-old R&B/soul artist, singer, and songwriter from Toronto who’s making waves in the city’s music community with her soulful voice and deep lyricism. Her latest single, “Hurt Bae,” which was independently released, has already racked up more than 32,000 listens on Spotify and an incredible 634,000 views on YouTube.

Osé recalls that her dad would tell her stories about her artistic and talented grandmother who, sadly due to her environment and circumstances, did not have the opportunity to share her gift with others. Inspired by these stories, Osé says she strives to do what her grandmother never could. This fuels Osé’s passion to obtain success in music and to use her platform to advocate for women of colour and push to create a voice for them as well by promoting diversity in the industry.

Osé lists a number of modern R&B artists among her inspirations – including H.E.R., Brandy, SZA, Mary J. Blige, Jhene Aiko, and Beyoncé – and the influence of these vocal powerhouses can be heard in songs like “Hurt Bae” and “Games.” It’ll be exciting to see if and how Osé pushes the boundaries of her sound forward, much like her heroes did.