To kick-start Track of the Week this September, we’ve got a whole album for you!
BIMM Brighton Alumnus Seeva’s debut album takes us through relationships, heartbreak and self-discovery. Take a listen to the album below, and discover more about it.
What was your inspiration when you began writing the album?
My mantra during the whole process was ‘open and honest’, and my goal for this record was to be as honest as possible to my identity and to the communities I belong to. My writing partner Jess Young and I finished up the album during lockdown and she helped me massively in being able to talk in a frank and personal way about life experiences.
Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?
I listened to a whole host of artists, but amongst them were Troye Sivan, Years & Years and SHY Martin – I’m a big pop fan.
What is key to your sound and how do you make your music stand out?
I tried really hard for a while to make music that I thought would please others or fit right into the mainstream pop scope, but through development, I realised that when you make the music you truly love to listen to, other people will catch on and relate to it so much more.
How does your songwriting process work?
I usually start with a beat or a synth hook and work my way to a melody before writing lyrics to the tune I’ve written. I produce as I write my songs section-by-section most of the time – for me, it’s just more inspiration in the songwriting process.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
The people I met at BIMM have stayed with me through my musical career. The community and the contacts you make as you grow together in the industry are invaluable. Jomo Kru, Jess Young, Euan Murdoch and Emma Seeberg are all people I met at BIMM, and who I collaborated with on the album.
What’s next for you?
I’ve already started to get into my next project – but for now, it’s seeing what more I can do with ‘We Need To Talk’. There’ll be at least one more video to come, so keep a look out!