Viewers of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS know that Sasha Calle is a talented actress from her portrayal of Lola Rosales on the CBS sudser, but they may not know that she is an equally-talented singer! After teasing fans with a snippet, Calle released her cover of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” on Feb. 17! “A piece of my heart,” she shared on Instagram. “Patience has been a huge factor for me during the process of creating my first music project. Singing, writing, performing. It does something to me I could never explain. This song takes me back to a very bittersweet moment in my life. Where I fell in love for the first time and then felt like it was ripped away from me. My heart was hurting for a while there.”
Inspired, Calle contacted producer David Burris to help her record her cover in one take. “He didn’t ask questions, just said yes and gave me a time,” she revealed. “I’m sick of not showing you this massive part of myself. So we’ll start with Lauryn’s song as I continue working on my music. I love you and I hope you enjoy it.”
You can get a quick taste of Calle’s powerful and emotional vocals in the clip above but you can also hear the entire song on your favorite streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and Soundcloud. Or you can buy “Ex-Factor (Live Session) by Sasha Calle from the iTunes Store to keep it permanently!
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