Last month, the talented singer-songwriter Swt Valli Hi shared her smooth R&B track ‘Let’s Ride’, and since then, she’s been a fixture on playlists and websites all across the globe. A collaboration with Matthew “Matty J” Jacobson and CJ Eiriksson, ‘Let’s Ride’ is a track that you can listen to on repeat and find something new every time.
From Swt Valli Hi’s sleek and sultry vocals to the rich instrumentals, the track is the perfect summer anthem, and to celebrate it, we thought it was the right time to get to know her a little better.
Wonderful to meet you! Your new track has become something of a sensation, but where did it all begin for you?
“I was always singing along to everything. My father has always had a really eclectic taste in all sorts of music and art and that’s definitely had a seminal impact on the music that I make today.”
How would you describe your sound to those not yet acquainted?
“Soulful, alternative yet ethereal, vibey, resilient, soulful, and triumphant!”
How does something like that come together, what’s your process?
“It’s very organic with a large amount of improvisation and lyrical freestyling before we begin to refine and mould it into what you can hear now!”
What influences most define your music?
“I think my background and family as well as all the travelling that I’ve been lucky enough to do too, musically moulded and helped define my music. Also, I find musicians such as Gesaffelstein and Emile Haynie who continually break the mould and boundaries of what we expect really inspirational too.”
What’s the most important thing for you when you’re writing a song?
“To make sure that I’m being organic, truthful with my emotions during the creation of the track.”
The big question is, can you tell us about your new song?
“It’s a vibey alternative soul pop art track.”
What has been your best moment as a musician/band so far?
“I try not to focus too much on highlights as you can sometimes begin to define your work in order to reach those particular achievements and objectives again which I think is a dangerous precedent for all artists as it can make your process disingenuous. Saying that, having my video for my track ‘over it’ premiering the band and our music, in general, is a good feeling.”
What’s next for you as an artist?
“To keep growing and developing as an artist and performer. I’d love to tackle a few more festivals next year and get back to some proper travelling and gigging.”
Finally, one last question before you go, what advice would you give to bands who are looking to make it big?
“To focus on a solid product, and not so much on growing your fan base before you’ve grown as an artist first.”
Since the release of her noteworthy singles 'In Time,' 'Needy' and ‘Threats’ in 2019, Swt Valli Hi is constantly raising the bar with her music. Consistently showcasing the intimacy of her sultry vocals that blend seamlessly with her raw and authentic lyrics, she can instantly captivate her listeners.
In the coming months, two brand new singles are set to create waves - ‘FYU’ and ‘Let's Ride’ portray the faultless precision, soul, and melodic embrace of Swt Valli Hi, along with a unique style and purpose in each case. Whatever the mood, SVH keeps her audience engaged, impassioned, and ready to take on the world.
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