London-based singer, songwriter, producer and director Sølv (Danish for Silver) works solely from her apartment. Entirely self-taught, self-managed and unsigned, she directs her shoots, conceptualises visuals and works on artwork/graphics whilst collaborating with a circle of creative friends to complete the final outcome.
She describes her sound as alternative, electronic R&B-infused dark pop, featuring haunting layered vocals, electric guitar, trap beats, heavy bass, brooding synths and ambient drones. Sølv writes from a deeply personal place, drawing on the parallels that exist within dark and light interspersed with relatable insights and philosophical references.
Listening to Portishead, Roxy Music and Massive Attack at a young age paved the way for her experimental nature, whilst more conventional pop artists such as FKA Twigs, Banks, Lana Del Rey and Frank Ocean shaped her sound.
She first learnt to play guitar at the age of 14 and wrote her first songs soon after. Growing frustrated that she couldn’t reach the sonic levels and depths she wanted to convey, Sølv began teaching herself music production.
After releasing two EP’s and two singles and gaining support from the likes of Noisey, Wonderland and Nylon; you can expect to hear a lot more music from Sølv in 2020.
This year Sølv released ‘Stripped Back, Live’ versions of ‘Codeine’, ‘Bittersweet’, and ‘Control’, the concepts of which were creatively directed herself. You can watch them on YouTube or IGTV
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