Following the release of his 2015 debut single Doing Time, he set about creating a sound entirely of his own with producer LJ Looper. In June 2016 SEARLS' debut EP Follow was premiered by CLASH and Wonderland Magazines. Turks & Underdog, Gigslutz, Born music, ekko and Vents Magazine, among others critically acclaimed his work.
In July 2017, SEARLS sang backing vocals for Adele as a part of her 2017 stadium finale tour to an audience record of 100,000 people. With Urban Voices Collective, SEARLS has provided backing vocals to Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and Jodie Abacus