Reflecting on the song, Oladokun shared, “A year ago I released one of the most significant songs I have ever been a part of. I teamed up with Chris Stapleton to put out ‘Sweet Symphony’ as a way to celebrate love that outlasts the many tests life throws at us. Since then, people have danced to it at weddings and sung it to their children. They’ve played it for family members and friends as a way to put words to their love. I’m so proud of this song and honored that it’s become a part of people’s lives. To celebrate, we cooked up a new version that has the same heart as the original with a new spin.”
The song is from Proof of Life (Deluxe), a new extended version of Oladokun’s acclaimed album, which will be released October 13 on Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records. Alongside the album’s thirteen original tracks, the deluxe edition will feature “Black Car,” “Wild Enough,” “Purple Haze,” and “Spotlight” as well as new versions of album tracks “Sweet Symphony,” “Somehow,” and “Keeping the Light On.”
In celebration of the music, Oladokun is in the midst of her extensive “Living Proof” headlining tour, which includes upcoming stops at New York’s Irving Plaza (sold out), Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, Boston’s Roadrunner, Dallas’ Kessler Theater, Austin’s Scoot Inn, Los Angeles’ The Belasco, Seattle’s The Showbox, and San Francisco’s The Fillmore among many others.
Receiving widespread notice, Oladokun’s episode of CMT’s “Campfire Sessions” debuted earlier this week, where she performed four songs from the album. Oladokun also performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this year and spoke with The New York Times, who praised, “her songs are conversational and confessional, and her hooky but profound melodies turn her lyrics into mantras.”