Breakout soul artist Devon Gilfillian and rising indie singer-songwriter Sammy Rae have collaborated on a moving new version of “Love You Anyway,” the title track of Gilfillian’s acclaimed LP released earlier in the year.
Embracing love as a unifying force for these troubled times, the deeply inspiring track has resonated with audiences around the world since its release. NPR Music said the song is “just as much a celebration as it is a declaration.”
“My dream is for this song to bring all communities together to have a conversation,” said Devon Gilfillian. “There’s so much hate in this world that we could lessen just truly getting to know each other. I’m honored that Sammy Rae has added her incredible voice to this song. I saw her perform at Bonnaroo and fell in love with her music and her message. I know it may be idealistic, but I hope this song brings some change and light to the world.”
For as much as Sammy Rae & The Friends may be a band, this quickly rising, Brooklyn, NY based collective of dreamers and artists considers themselves a family first. Fronted by Connecticut native, singer and songwriter Sammy Rae, the group’s influences run from classic rock, to folk, funk, soul, and jazz.
“It’s my honor to be featured on a song as beautiful, close-to-the heart and relevant as this one,” added Sammy Rae. “The melody and lyrics speak to any and all of us, and Devon’s compassionate voice and writing are so comforting.”