NYC BASED FRENCH SINGER-SONGWRITER SEVERINE DROPPING A FULL-LENGTH DEBUT ALBUM ‘FEEL THE RAIN.’

The Soulful and Ethereal Indie Pop-Rock-Electronica Driven Album Features Her Two Recent Singles, Including “Not Obsessed,” Which Scored Over 25,000 Spotify Streams and Earned Her Key Corporate Endorsements and A Huffington Post Exclusive Music Premiere

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NYC based singer-songwriter Severine, whose debut single “Not Obsessed” tallied over 25,000 streams (music video featured on VEVO), earned her key corporate endorsements (Sennheiser, Mac Cosmetics, Abercrombie & Fitch, GAP) and scored a Huffington Post Exclusive Music Premiere, is set to release her highly anticipated full-length debut solo album Feel The Rain on October 26.

Contributor Randy Radic wrote that the singer’s voice “demands special attention. It exudes vulnerability, while simultaneously shot through with myriad points of dazzling resonance and tiny clusters of illuminated light.”

Penned by Severine, with tracks helmed by Brooklyn-based producers Anthony “Rocky” Gallo (John Legend, Norah Jones, Jon Bon Jovi) and William Baker, the provocative, heartfelt 10 track-collection is the culmination of a multi-faceted emotional and creative journey she’s been on. Overcoming her greatest challenges, the multi-talented artist and performer allows herself to be vulnerable and emerge triumphant all at once across the tracks.

After years of performing with ensembles ranging from girl groups and male-dominated bands, she is now confidently asserting her deeper, long simmering musical passions on her own creative terms.

Feel The Rain, which also includes her second single “Down the Rivers,” draws from an extraordinary array of the well-traveled Severine’s influences, beginning with Radiohead and electronica rock legend Portishead and including Sia, Florence + The Machine, Chvrches, Warpaint, MØ, St. Vincent, Grimes, Phantogram, Lorde, The National, Dido, The xx, Arcade Fire, Björk, The Cranberries and Cat Power. The album reveals Severine’s hypnotic and compelling indie pop vibe, which artfully fuses electropop, dream pop, indie rock and trip-hop.

“I wanted my sound to be both dreamy and uplifting, through a mix of deep and strong feelings, but with edginess and energy,” Severine says. “The vibe of ‘Lose Myself,’ ‘The Best Of Me,’ ‘Not Obsessed’ and ‘Last Dance’ is smooth and mysterious, while ‘What Are The Odds,’ ‘Give Up On You,’ ‘Feel The Rain,’ ‘Inner Peace,’ ‘Still Alive’ and ‘Down the Rivers’ are more edgy and intense. I can have so many emotions swirling around all at once, which definitely helps me in the songwriting process. Writing this album was for me a way to heal from the past and face old fears that have held me back from pursuing my passion and obsession for music and singing,” she adds. “It made sense to name it ‘Feel The Rain’ as it took me a lot of patience and acceptance to overcome some uncertainties I had to be able to write it.”

Though she has gigged with various bands in Paris, Montreal and Mexico, Severine has made her home in NYC for over seven years. Feel The Rain incisively reflects the challenges living in such a bustling and adventurous city where it is not always easy to adapt as a single young woman, fighting tough moments and trying to overcome anxiety through her music. Her songs are also about hope, human relations, the notion of time, her past and love – with compelling, poetic lyrics often infused with touches of whimsy and sarcasm.

Born in Westfield, NJ, Severine moved with her family back to their native France at the age of four. She was raised near the Paris suburb of Versailles, where she began singing and expressing her love for music early on. She started piano lessons at age six, Nina Simone being one of her earliest inspirations. She then studied classical music and jazz for 12 years at a music conservatory, where she performed as a soloist beginning at age 10 with her modern rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

After living in Paris, then Mexico and Montreal over the course of two years where she continued singing in different bands, Severine finally settled in New York City in 2011. She was part of multiple indie pop-rock bands from Paris to New York, but in 2017, free of the longtime grip of working in corporate America, she began writing and recording as a solo artist.

“I just hope my songs will be a way for some people to fight their fears and allow their inner self to express. When I started on this project, I had no idea where it would go, but over time I gained the confidence to create something I never thought possible,” Severine adds. “Celebrating this creative victory now gives me the aspiration to move forward and continue to share more of my music with the world.”

NYC based French singer-songwriter Severine started to write and record as a solo artist, after years of playing with different bands, revealing the depths of her musical passion.

Her album “Feel the Rain” due for release on October 26, 2018 is the culmination of her multi-faceted emotional and creative journey, and reveals Severine’s hypnotic and compelling indie pop vibe, which artfully fuses electropop, dream pop, indie rock. The heartfelt 10 track-collection draws from a fascinating range of the well-traveled Severine’s influences, beginning with Radiohead and electronica rock legend Portishead, and including Sia, Florence + The Machine, Chvrches, Warpaint, MØ, Grimes, Phantogram, Lorde, The National, Dido, The xx, Arcade Fire, Björk, The Cranberries and Cat Power.

Her first single “Not Obsessed” scored over 25,000 Spotify streams (music video featured on VEVO), and earned her endorsements and music deals with Sennheiser, Mac Cosmetics, Abercrombie & Fitch and GAP. Among many rave reviews in blogs and magazines, Huffington Post featured “Not Obsessed” as an Exclusive Music Premiere, calling it “shimmering pop rock”. Contributor Randy Radic wrote that the singer’s voice “demands special attention. It exudes vulnerability, while simultaneously shot through with myriad points of dazzling resonance and tiny clusters of illuminated light.”
The album was penned by Severine and produced by Brooklyn-based producers William Baker and Anthony “Rocky” Gallo, former chief engineer at The Cutting Room Studios, who has worked with numerous icons including John Legend, Norah Jones, Common, Cat Power and Bon Jovi.

Born in Westfield, NJ, Severine moved with her family back to their native France at the age of four. She was raised near the Paris suburb of Versailles, where she began singing and expressing her love for music early on. She started piano lessons at age six, Nina Simone being one of her earliest inspirations. She then studied classical music and jazz for 12 years at a music conservatory. After living in Paris, then Mexico and Montreal over the course of two years where she continued singing in different bands, Severine finally settled in New York City in 2011.

October 7, 2018 7:00pm ET by Ue3 Promotions  

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