This all-new single from the Maryland born singer-songwriter arrives as a summer playlist must-add.
Lil Seyi, the Maryland born singer-songwriter released a soulful electronica single titled “Westside” via Kitsuné Musique. This all-new single from the Maryland born singer-songwriter arrives as a summer playlist must-add. A playful cut featuring a soulful electronic vibe, Lil Seyi’s single”Westside” is quickly becoming a personal favorite. Lil Seyi shares that his single “Westside” describes his experiences through his freshman year of college, often receiving the answers he did not want to hear, answers falling on deaf ears he explains. This anticipated release follows the successful reception of his prior Kitsuné Musique release “Evergreen“, released in 2020 and has garnered nearly 300,000 streams on Spotify. Lil Seyi shares more on writing his single “Westside” below, and delves deeper into where the need to write music started.
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.
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.Lil Seyi on “Westside”