Every Monday we will be bringing you interviews with unsigned UK or Ireland artists for Independent Music Monday. Recently we caught up with unsigned singer Seeva to find out more…
Where are you from and how did you first get into music?
I'm from London and first got into music through musical theatre. Through my teens I leaned more towards writing pop and living in Brighton for three years helped me discover my sound.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
I was always a massive fan of diva pop in the naughties - Beyonce, Rihanna and Leona Lewis' Bleeding Love were my guilty pleasures. I still predominantly listen to pop, but I love pop with a bit of an edge, with artists such as Years & Years, Lorde and Dua Lipa being my favourites.
How would you describe your sound?
I'd describe my sound as being proudly pop with electronic and R&B influences.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
My new single 'DripDrip' is about the darker side of love and what can happen if you let it consume you. Love as an addiction was the basis for the theme.
What’s your local music scene like?
Despite living near London, Brighton is still the scene I feel most at home at, having established my music there over the past couple of years. It's a very welcoming and open music city with so many gigs of any genre.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
I have a headline gig in Brighton on June 21st and two more releases planned for this year. Keep your eyes and ears peeled!
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
There are some amazing talents out there. The Brighton music scene is thriving at the moment and I'd love to work with artists like Emma Seeberg and Matt Taylor. I'm always up for another la lune collaboration too.
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
Technical difficulties seem to follow me around, but during a performance of my single Heartstop, I got a bit too lost in the music and forgot the words to the second verse. La Lune, who I wrote and sang the song with, was in the audience and shouted them at me line by line.
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
Having been involved in the music world since the age of 13, I've met many people who have told me that because I'm brown and gay, I'll never 'make it' in the industry. What I want people to know is that I'll never stop until I prove those people wrong.