Turning into a revered solo artist takes time, effort, and expertise with a purpose to uncover your viewers – and the comparatively new, but skilled artist Seori is greater than ready to impress.
Hailing from South Korea, the pure singer/songwriter has expressed her pure, unchangeable love for music for just a few years independently. Beginning out on YouTube, Seori cast her personal path by masking music together with Abir’s “Tango” and “Better part” by H.E.R., successfully placing herself on the map for her hauntingly lovely voice. With that plain connection to R&B and Soul, Seori then started to construct her personal following, as folks started to choose up on her distinctive vocal vary and general presence that constructed a repute on uncooked expertise.
As Seori’s confidence and platform started to indicate progress, a shift quickly adopted, with the artist gaining the eye of her label ATIPAUS a reasonably new firm with numerous perception behind the soloist. Since signing, she’s discovered her personal voice by means of her debut EP ?depacse ohw that launched her incomparable soothing fashion to the world.
On the EP, the rising star’s voice mesmerizes on her inspiring lead single “Operating by means of the night time”, then brings a nostalgic whistle backing to a electro-pop-esque tune with “Actually excessive”. The EP’s closing monitor “I wanna cry” feels prefer it’s yet one more standalone monitor that establishes her dominance at emotional storytelling – finishing a triad of résumé worthy hits.
Seori solely continued to seek out the following finest steps for her profession, with the singer attending to work alongside among the largest names in Okay-Pop – but additionally some large tasks that any artist can be thrilled to tackle. In early 2021, the HYBE group Tomorrow X Collectively (TXT) dropped their sensible return single “0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You)” with the singer delivering a powerful, whimsical refrain, charting at quantity 37 on the Billboard Okay-pop 100 and giving the singer affirmation from her powerhouse friends that she’s vital artist in your playlist.
Seori additionally managed to dive into different solo tasks, OSTs, and even a soundtrack for the foremost Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – however most not too long ago, a monitor “Dive with you” characteristic eaJ. This track notably expands her consolation zone with ballad-level preparations and affords a common perspective that relishes in love and the indescribable feeling of hope that comes with forging one thing steady. The video itself is used as yet one more area for her vital messages, depicting a optimistic illustration of LGBTQIA+ relationships and the significance of inclusivity (a message that feels encouragingly courageous contemplating the present panorama of the style).
For being so new to the business, Seori has already stepped up as an artist with originality, humble beginnings, sincerity, and utter power that we’re simply lucky sufficient to expertise. With the brand new music video for “Dive with you” out now, we spoke to the up-and-coming star about her extremely busy 12 months and what’s to return.
Firstly, congratulations on a significant 12 months for you! Once you assume again to a few of your unbelievable cowl songs, what has that transition been prefer to turn out to be a full-fledged singer/songwriter?
Seori: Since I used to be 18, I had a dream of changing into a singer-songwriter. I all the time love singing however sometime I began to marvel what individuals who don’t know me would take into consideration my track and tips on how to begin as a singer-songwriter. So, I began importing a number of track movies on YouTube, and by chance, I used to be capable of meet ATISPAUS to organize for the album. Making the album was so thrilling, however it didn’t really feel actual that I used to be changing into a singer on the identical time. And I used to be nervous about how folks would hearken to my first album as a result of folks appreciated my cowl video of Abir’s “Tango”. However thankfully, I’m glad that many individuals like my music.
You’re rapidly changing into one of the crucial sought-after artists in South Korea as a result of persons are beginning to uncover your vocal brilliance! Has there been a second to this point that has felt nearly too good to be true?
Seori: I nonetheless have a protracted method to go to turn out to be a well-liked singer, however I’m glad to listen to that! There are such a lot of moments that I couldn’t consider it’s actual. I used to be actually completely satisfied when enormous artists instructed me that they knew my track, and once I collaborated with an amazing artist or did a Marvel OST, and once I obtained help from many feedback, I used to be actually completely satisfied. But when I’ve to choose one which I can’t overlook, it was my first fan signing occasion. I used to be actually completely satisfied to see and speak to the followers who got here from afar and waited for a very long time, that lingering completely satisfied feeling lasted for a very long time. Due to that, I used to be capable of notice that my followers had been subsequent to me, and that reminiscence provides me the driving power.
You had been featured on the large hit track “I Know I Love You” with TXT earlier this 12 months, and your refrain is impeccable! What was in all probability the perfect a part of that collaborative course of for that track specifically?
Seori: Thanks! To inform the story, I used to be capable of hear the demo straight away. The collaboration with TXT was unbelievable, and likewise the track was superb. The track’s ambiance was superb, similar to my favourite songs, so I puzzled how they knew my style. I used to be capable of work extra fortunately for TXT greeted me comfortably and gave me good suggestions whereas recording.
Your latest single “Dive with you” consists of eaJ and also you additionally simply dropped the music video for the track too! Once you first tackled the track, did you have already got an thought about the way you needed the music video to play out – or was it an idea that slowly got here collectively afterward?
Seori: The key phrases and scenes I needed to indicate within the video had been the ocean and innocence. I needed this track to be the purest and most passionate. As a result of many individuals will need to have skilled such pure and passionate hearts, are experiencing them and perhaps will expertise. No matter age, these reminiscences are treasured youth in us. I hope that this track shall be crammed with it and that the listeners can recall their shining web page of life.
The track itself is such a candy, nearly power-ballad-like monitor and your sounds praise one another extraordinarily nicely! What had been your preliminary hopes or pre-requisites to discovering the precise voice for this track?
Seori: I wrote “Dive with you,” with a gorgeous male voice in my thoughts, not a track I’d sing. As a result of I used to be listening to “Watermelon Sugar” once I was scripting this track. However my producer and staff members instructed me that it might swimsuit me nicely, so I made it for myself. And as quickly as I considered that includes, I considered eaJ. I praise myself at that second. I believe it was a call that may’t be higher. eaJ’s verse is so cool and exquisite, proper?
We additionally had been lucky sufficient to see you on the Shang-Chi soundtrack for the aforementioned epic Marvel movie, so congratulations on that one-of-a-kind achievement! Did engaged on music for this large movie convey any distinctive challenges or classes?
Seori: Thanks for the congratulations! And because of the Warriors, I challenged and realized. Identical to the title, I wanted to specific the braveness of the warrior and tried to deviate from my common vocal fashion. At first, I hesitated, however the director led me nicely, so I used to be capable of make a brand new sort of try. And it was my first time singing with such an enormous orchestration, so I believed rather a lot about dynamics and tips on how to create a powerful feeling like a film on my half. It actually influenced me rather a lot in some ways!
Due to your rising platform and a protracted checklist of collaborators, I’ve to ask, are there any artists that you simply’d take into account to be dream options?
Seori: I’ve to say, Avril Lavigne. She’s the one who made me sing and write songs. I’ve been a fan for a very long time since I used to be younger, and my favourite track adjustments every single day as a result of I like all of them. Will she know me? I might faint if she is aware of me.
Options apart, you’ve additionally proven you can actually maintain your individual – and it has folks so excited to see what you do subsequent! Are you able to drop any hints about what sort of content material we are able to count on from you within the coming months?
Seori: I’m making ready onerous for the HITC 2021 Pageant! I’m tremendous excited to be on such an enormous stage. It’s my first pageant in entrance of audiences. I hope that everybody on the pageant can take pleasure in it.
You’ve dropped some unbelievable music just like the music we mentioned, and different standouts like “Lovers In The Night time”! Is there one track you’ve labored on that you simply’d say you’ve a particular attachment to?
Seori: It’s onerous to say only one factor for positive as a result of my favorites change every single day, however as we speak I need to choose a cd solely monitor known as “If”. I actually love the lyrics of the track. If I’ve an opportunity, I’d prefer to sing it dwell.
Lastly, in the event you had been going to return to your roots with a canopy of a present track you’re hooked on – what can be your go-to cowl track?
Seori: “Keep” by The Child LAROI and Justin Bieber! I can’t cease listening to it and singing alongside nowadays. I’m positive everybody feels the identical [laughs]. So, I assume I would add the duvet video of” Keep”.