By Frank Bell
Multi-faceted performer SEPHA has always had a distinct sound, filling his releases with themes of alienation and technological connection. His latest release U WANT SOMETHING is a statement of personal empowerment – the final instalment from his sophomore album Alien and Connected. With a deep rumbling bass-line and low slung grooves, U WANT SOMETHING is filled with sparks of splintered electronics and pounding 808s – colliding at speed to create his warped soundscapes.
“The track is both a light-hearted song and an empowering one on an album which is mostly inspired by quite melancholy ideas“, SEPHA explains.
We chatted with SEPHA to find out a little more on what inspires him.
What would you say is the most common theme to all of your songs
Alienation, technology, the world ending – all the positive things. I’m usually writing about love and connection though so it’s not necessarily negative, I feel it’s maybe more reflective and hopeful.
What has been the most memorable moment of your career so far
Having a couple of my songs in instore playlists (like H&M) around the world was quite surreal. Maybe the most memorable moments though have been the amazing messages people send me when they say the music’s meant something to them in some way. It’s pretty life affirming when I read someone I’ve never met feeling a similar way I meant in a song and drawing their own life experience from it.
What dreams or ambitions do you want to achieve at some point
Enough money to have the freedom to live a good life, some inner contentment, health and happiness I guess. I’ve found it pretty anxiety-inducing to enforce huge ambitions and dreams onto yourself. Just to be happy and healthy would be enough.
And finally, where do you see yourself in five years time?
Hopefully 20 albums in and abroad drinking whiskey next to the sea somewhere…