Maryland born singer-songwriter Lil Seyi harnesses soulful electronica on exquisite new cut ‘Westside’ released this summer through Kitsuné Musique.
He says: “My freshman year of college, I just started questioning a lot of things about the world and my faith. And looking back, I would get answers to those questions but since they weren’t the exact answers I wanted to hear, they fell on deaf ears. I wrote Westside looking back at that whole experience.”
He goes on to add: “I started writing songs really just to help me through a really rough patch in my life. I was always a self-proclaimed “producer” since high school but I never wrote genuine songs until I felt like I had no other choice but to write. To be honest I really just made music for me, constantly reassuring myself that I’m worth something, trying to channel my feelings into a form I was comfortable with. Now that I’m fortunate enough to have a platform where people actually listen to my music and the stories I try to tell, I want to extend that positive message of hope as far as I can. Because at the end of the day, regardless of how crazy the world gets with pandemics and politics, we just have to learn how to love ourselves, love each other, and love God. I’m really excited for the world to see what I’ve been working on and the amazing artists that I’ve been collaborating with, but more importantly, I’m excited for the world to hear the message of hope I have to share.”