Wrapping up our premiere week, we got Seville who is back with the piano driven new single for “Can’t Let You Fade”. The song blends soulful vocals with different elements, from the piano, delays and the sound of burning fire.
Seville is a man of few words, but a musician with many. Writing lyrics that provide an introspective view on life’s ever-evolving boundaries and mysteries, Seville shares his experiences through an ambiance that can be compared to M83 and Bon Iver.
Heavily influenced by Prince, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Radiohead, Fiona Apple and Sade, Seville possesses a multifaceted sound, creating works that can also be compared to these world-renowned artists.
In addition, we had a chance to sit down with Seville to talk about the single and what’s next on his career.
V: Hi Seville, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
S: Splendid and yourself?
V: Great! Can you talk to us more about your new single “Can’t Let You Fade”?
S: Can’t Let You Fade is my first release ever so it’s pretty exciting and scary at the same time, but it’s a song about not wanting a love to fade though you know it’s ending.
V: Did any event inspire you to write this song?
S: Most of what I write about comes from real life experiences which allows for the music to come from an honest place. Unfortunately, it was inspired by a girl I had a crush on and it didn’t work out in the end. Cool thing is that we’re still great friends and she has been a muse for my music.
V: Any plans to release a video for the single?
S: Yes, a video is in the works. I’m actually working on the video now. Being that I’m super fucking visual, I usually see the treatments for songs as I’m writing them. So the visual aspect of the music is extremely important to me.
V: How was the recording and writing process?
S: I think the recording and writing process is generally the best part of being a musician, or at least for me it is. I love the art of songwriting more than any other part of the process because I get to create a story or an emotion that you hope connects with an audience and connection is such a foundational piece of the human experience. I can be a pretty awkward and shy person for the most part but I feel best when I’m with other creatives, throwing ideas around in the studio. It’s my safe place. I’d say I’d rather be writing than doing most things I’ve experienced in my time on Earth. The fact that I’ve been doing pretty much everything from the recording, writing, mixing, mastering can be draining but I love it all, the talks, the arguments because it makes for better music which is always my end goal.
V: How has Prince and Radiohead influenced your writing?
S: I wouldn’t say Radiohead inspired my writing as much as they have sonically from a producer standpoint, though their usage of negative space has always been interesting to me. I think Thom Yorke is an amazing writer (not that what I say would matter to him) but Prince is the reason I became a songwriter/artist. I love the honesty in Prince’s music and how genre bending he was. My favorite writers and artists have always been able to transcend genre and I think Prince was/is the master of that.
V: Does the new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?
S: I am working on a conceptual project that is in the final stages of completion right now and I’m pretty excited about it. It’s my ode to the night and the moon.
V: Any tentative release date or title in mind?
S: I don’t have a release date as of now, but I do have a title, and it’s a secret. Shhhhhhh.
V: Any plans to hit the road?
S: Not as of right now, but I’m sure I’ll be hitting the road soon enough.
V: What else is happening next in Seville’s world?
S: Hopefully sleep lol. My team has me locked away in the studio right now finishing up the next project, but I definitely plan on creating as much music as possible.
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