Think of the lucky number seven, charming and full of good fortune - this is how we feel about our latest obsession with SE.V.EN. The sultry seductress, who’s voice offers comfort in the midst of chaos.
Let us introduce you to SE.V.EN, your new latest crush, who doesn’t need much of introduction as her music speaks for itself.
SE.V.EN describes her sound to be like a vivid scene from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet and to be honest, we couldn’t have put it better ourselves. SE.V.EN’s soundscape intensifies and builds up to a crescendo, encapsulating the lovelorn character’s frustration with pursuing an adrenaline-filled love affair and facing the conflict of head and heart.
Similarly, SE.V.EN thinks being in love evokes emotion similar to that of romantic dramas, she says; “being in love is like being on your favourite ride and trying not to puke! Overwhelmingly thrilling yet hard work”.
After a fruitful and successful debut of single ‘Power’ followed by ‘Poison’ (premiered by us a few days only), which have already been streamed over 60k times on Spotify, the Liverpudlian-Australian singer is set to release more sensory-stimulating music on her long-awaited EP ‘The Fifth’.
When we asked SE.V.EN about her journey of becoming an artist, she recalls her earliest introduction to music coming from her father, who exposed her to a boundless variety of genres and sounds including music from the Maori culture, whilst her older brothers introduced her to Tupac at an early age, which has arguably shaped her understanding of music and her own alternative sound that can only be defined as ‘SE.V.EN’.
This rising star is more than a one to watch, and it seems like 2020 is gearing up to be the year SE.V.EN steps into her own light. Forging a musical sound that is unlike anyone else’s is no easy task, but SE.V.EN makes it appear effortless with her amalgamation of musical influences, arenas and visionary references.
We are excited for what’s to come and for what SE.V.EN (our gift that keeps on giving) has in store. Get to know the artist in our interview below and dive into the your new favourite tracks.
If you could summarise it, what would be the story of how you became a musician?
I would say my dad and my culture have a huge part to play. My Maori heritage is strongly dominated by music. My dad being a music man himself introduced me to a boundless variety which I’m eternally grateful for… I remember I must have been like 10 years old waking up to my dad playing what sounded like rhythmic scratching on a washboard and my mum screaming at him to turn it off. I vividly remember him replying to her that all music is good for the soul… it’s stuck with me throughout my life.
What are some of your first memories of music?
Haha… My brothers used to make me rap Tupac songs when I was like 5 years old if I wanted to hang out with them. I would, and I’d slay!
How would you describe your sound?
My sound is like the scene from Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ – where Romeo is chasing Juliet and her maid through the party. The music builds up to a crescendo as he looks up to see her hand being placed in her mother’s… It encapsulates conflict between head and heart.
What is the best part of being an artist? The worst part?
The best part is the internal growth music naturally pushes you towards as you discover yourself over and over again through expression.
The worst part is bittersweet – it’s the struggle period. I used to work 60 hours a week in hospitality, get home after midnight and write/sing under the early hours of the moon because it was the only time of the day I had to myself. My housemates would hate it but you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do!
What is something that not many people know about you?
I geek out to Anime! (Alucard from Hellsing Ultimate is my guy!)
What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
I’ve been evolving my sound behind the scenes for a minute, to get it to the point that truly represents my artistry… So in 2020, I’m mostly looking forward to sharing a piece of my soul with the world.
What does being in love feel like for you?
Ooooh being in love is like being on your favourite ride and trying not to puke! Overwhelmingly thrilling yet hard work.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Don’t go chasing waterfalls.
Do you have a favourite lyric you’ve written right now?
“Pressing record on all of our days.” from my first single ‘Power’.
If you could say one thing to baby SE.V.EN what would it be?
You have limitless potential baby girl, you can do whatever your heart desires.