We have long days and nights working and just trying to live the life we deserve. But what’s better is to come home, grab you glass wine and put on “Chill N’ Vibe” by SV. Musically, the giving a raw and sophisticated sound yet well-thought-out chord progression carries a relaxation groove to ease your mind. We had the pleasure of interviewing SV, and here is what he had to say:We had the pleasure of interviewing SV, and here is what he had to say:
Q: What was your first experience with music?
SV: My first experience with music I fell in love with was watching Yo MTV raps at the age of 7-8. My older brother and cousin used to play it a lot. Hearing Bonnita Applebum by A Tribe Calles Quest, was the first song that got me hooked!!
Q: What is your songwriting process like?
SV: I make so many beats! I rarely go into the process with an idea. During a performance, I let the music and my emotions guide me to where the beat ends up. I work strictly outside the box, up until mixing time. For Chill N’ Vibe, after I made the beat and put my own little ooo’s in there. The extremely talented Alyssa Jane (vocals) killed it. I immediately thought Kevon Scott (sax) would sound beautiful next to her. I ended up dialing back and removing a lot of vocals and sax to let the track breathe and give it that extra space and chill vibe.
Q: What inspired you to write “Chill n Vibe”?
SV: Chill N Vibe was the last track on my album, My Corrhiza, found at jimspoolroom.com. I really wanted the last track to be one super long outro. Some of my favorite parts of songs are always at the end, when a singer is singing and an instrumentalist is jamming besides them. To create that feeling throughout the track in my own way. Without Alyssa and Kevon though, there is no way that would have been possible. They made the track what it is!
Q: How are you expecting people to respond to “Chill n Vibe”?
SV: I hope people take away an emotion from it, specifically one that can bring stress relief and chill you out after a long day. Since music has helped me so much to de-stress, I hope this track can do the same for others.
Q: Where do you see yourself musically in 5 years?
SV: Till the day I pass, I will always be making music, whether there is an audience for it or not. Hopefully in 5 years, I will have evolved / learned so much more and can continue to release more material that I am proud of. Never stop learning!!
Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?
SV: Be true to yourself and do what you love/want. Like my man Jia Davis says, “Be You”
Interviewed by Shertara Brazil