Leon Seti, welcome to VENTS; can you tell us a little more about your single, Antidote?
Antidote is a song about finding hope in the little things.
What inspired the song?
Talking to my friends about our dreams and ambitions inspired to me to write antidote. A lot of people trap themselves inside cages of mundane things, daily worries and “cups of coffee” that make them feel secure, for fear of not being able to reach their dreams.
How does Antidote differ from your previous releases?
It’s my first acoustic song, sonically it’s very different from my previous material. I write electronic music, but I think this song only needed a voice and a guitar.
Do you think that single would have been born without lockdown?
Yes I think so. Me and Francis have always talked about writing together, and he lives in Germany, so it was always gonna be a distance collaboration.
Is there a particular audience that you’d like to reach with your music?
Anyone who is struggling with self-worth, depression or feels stuck in a life that they don’t recognise. I think my music is quite dreamy and that’s who I would love to inspire.
What was it like to collaborate on this track with Francis?
He was very easy to work with. We have a deep musical understanding of each other, so it felt completely natural.
Outside of music, what else inspires you?
People. I am fascinated by all kinds of people because I love to hear their stories. You never know what they have gone through. I miss making friends in the club.
What has been the best part of your music career so far?
Reaching number 1 on the Itunes electronic chart in my home country felt unreal. Also being featured in Billboard Italy was amazing.