The Manchester native gets candid on his latest EP “Ma Mood”.
In recent years, it has become more and more obvious that London isn’t the capital of the scene anymore. With the likes of Aitch, M1llionz and Pa Salieu championing the sound from all corners of the UK, a wave of new talent has burst through onto the scene including Manchester native SVMI. Dropping his cinematic EP “Ma Mood” today, the artist takes us through a string of R&B productions, letting smooth sultry rhythms and slick basslines document his story. From the slow-burning opener to the piano-led “Feel Alike”, the artist easily navigates his way through a plethora of emotions, opening up on heartbreak and loss through each compelling track.
Opening up on “Milan”, the artist said, “That song was made two years ago, you know, just girl issues and all the things that come along with It. I also had to get some shit off my chest in the verses and prove a point to all the listeners and people I work with.”
No newcomer to the scene, the artist has been steadily making his way around the radio circuit with support from the likes of Kenny Allstar, Dotty and Yasmin Evans. Ready to unleash more music from vault this year, we caught up with the artist talking Manchester, his latest EP and how he’s ready to venture out of the UK.
Check out the interview below now…
Hi SVMI! How’s this last year been for you?
The last year’s been great, just like everyone else it’s been full of ups and downs but also brought along many blessings that I never dreamt of.
How has the melting pot of Manchester coloured and influenced your music?
Being around a lot of musicians and filming for loads of artists really does influence me as an artist as I’m hearing so many different sounds and forming them into my own.
Congratulations on “Milan” – what was it inspired by?
That song was made two years ago, you know, just girl issues and all the things that come along with It. I also had to get some shit off my chest in the verses and prove a point to all the listeners and people I work with.
And what did you want to evoke with the music video, which shows you living this baller lifestyle?
I guess I just wanted to have fun and show people I’m getting closer and closer to where I need to be… And show them how I’m absolutely dying for a flight.
And it’s taken from your debut EP “Ma Mood” – how excited are you for the world to experience your music?
I am super excited for people to take in my work. My sound is my own, and no one can say anything against that. It’s a whole new wave.
Why that name?
If you know, you know. This EP is just a collection of music that displays my mood for the past two years.
What ties all the tracks together as a body of work?
I certainly think having LiTek, RNDM beats and Kamali on the production ties all the tracks together easily as they all have such similar but distinctive production styles.
Do you have a favourite track or lyric?
Honestly, “P.O.P” will always be my favourite but ‘SKREET”‘ and “Feel Alike” are becoming my favourites!
What are you up to next? What are you looking forward to this year?
After this EP, I’m gonna let things simmer. I’ve been working super hard to make sure everything about this project, including the music, the production, the merch, the promo, was all perfect, and it was. After this project, I think I’m back to releasing loads of more singles that have been stuck in the vault for a while, and I guess this time of releasing also gives me time to go create more music!