But the strength of Seth XVI lies in his singing. His introspective texts explore human emotions and inner landscapes. Artists such as Chet Faker or James Blake have shown him the need to make the public enter the singular universe of his musical cocoon. This is the symbolic of this EP: inviting the listener in his sound world to experiment change.
Multi-instrumentalist and self-taught, he finds his references in Solange, Bon Iver, Childish Gambino or even Fela Kuti and Toumani Diabaté. Although his music is globally western oriented, it is also deeply enriched with more remote rhythmics: African and zouk grooves provide “Symbolic” with an extra singularity.
This reflection takes on its full meaning when he is playing live. The pieces of “Symbolic” are a framework but he lets ample space to improvisation and to human. Instantaneous ideas determined by his interaction with the public, with those who have accepted to enter his cocoon. There is no question of pressing a button and singing lip-synch. Seth is a musician and so he plays.