In 2016, Brooklyn via Germany, electro-pop artist and producer, David Von Sell emerged with his critically acclaimed self-titled EP. Its standout tracks “Ivan”, “I Insist” and “Names” earned top spots on the Hypem charts with a slew of labels interested and ready to take part in his journey.
However, shortly following the release of his debut EP, Von Sell began to suffer unexplained vocal discomfort and pain that led to cancelled shows, back and forth visits to voice doctors and treatment facilities over the course of a year. For a young artist bold enough to leave the coveted Berklee School of Music to live in New York and own his craft, this was his worst nightmare. With no resolve in sight, medical bills stacking up and very little explanation as to what was going on, Von Sell’s biggest fear started to become a reality: that he could never sing again.
Refusing to give in, he went back home to Germany in hopes of getting real answers and find comfort and support in the family he had not seen in years. But as life teaches us, sometimes you just need to step away and gain perspective. After six months of rest, focus and family, he flew back to his Brooklyn studio and pushed through his insecurity to record and produce what will be his next EP.
Upon returning to New York, Von Sell partnered with NYU’s Steinhardt students and Village Records to craft his new gem and first song since his hiatus titled “Hell No”. Collaborating with grammy winning producer, Juan Cristobal Losada, “Hell No” is mid- tempo ballad about being conflicted and in denial about love, infatuation and losing yourself in your desire for another. Needless to say, we are happy to have him back and ready for what comes next. Listen here