David Sevrin
David Sevrin
David Sevrin – Lifeline (impacts 13th October)
David Sevrin is the London-based Belgian producer behind “Lifeline”. The single is the producer’s first official release to date and features haunting lyrics set against a melancholic backdrop of guitar arpeggios. Recently premiered by Kaltblut Magazine, the song’s tense and cinematic video was shot in Berlin and, quite simply, has to be seen. David draws huge amounts of musical inspiration from his Congolese origins, influenced by dusty old Congolese Gospel cassette tapes. He also credits Ariel Pink as being a major influence on his overall approach to music. As a producer who doesn’t play any instruments himself, David enjoys injecting unorthodox elements in his music, whether that is using irregular strong structures or opting for unexpected bass notes in certain places, his creative approach isn’t bothered by music rules. “Lifeline” is a statement of intent and the producer is currently working on his first EP, set to be released by the end of the year.

Biography
David Sevrin is the London-based Belgian producer behind “Lifeline”. The single is the producer’s first official release to date and features haunting lyrics set against a melancholic backdrop of guitar arpeggios. Recently premiered by Kaltblut Magazine, the song’s tense and cinematic video was shot in Berlin and, quite simply, has to be seen. David draws huge amounts of musical inspiration from his Congolese origins, influenced by dusty old Congolese Gospel cassette tapes. He also credits Ariel Pink as being a major influence on his overall approach to music, saying: “I have always loved the immediacy and apparent spontaneity of Ariel Pink’s records, plus his music has always seemed to me as if it did not impose any rules on itself. It’s a similar approach that I take to create my music”.

Intense guitar chorus effects and reverb are a big part of David’s sound, as is evident on “Lifeline”.
Listening to the track, it is hard not to feel a sense of nostalgia and unease; it was written to reflect a particular point in the producer’s life, as he explains: “I wrote the song while going through a period of uncertainty in my own life, there were conflicting things I was being pushed to pursue but I was feeling pretty uninspired by it all. For the song, I used the image of a dying relationship to convey my feelings of disillusion”. These notions of nostalgia and harkening back are constant in David’s music and permeate through his songwriting.

As a producer who doesn’t play any instruments himself, David enjoys injecting unorthodox elements in his music, whether that is using irregular strong structures or opting for unexpected bass notes in certain places, his creative approach isn’t bothered by music rules. “Lifeline” is a statement of intent and the producer is currently working on his first EP, set to be released by the end of the year. Needless to say, then, that the next few months will be exciting times. Definitely watch this space.

Lifeline music video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak-1fqvjXa