Manchester has been responsible for launching the careers of so many artists recently. SVMI is the latest rising star. The artist, producer and visual creative hailing from the 0161, finally drops his debut seven-track EP ‘MA MOOD’ VIA NQ Records.
Originating from North Manchester, SVMI was already well known for creating videos for artists such as Aitch and Izzie Gibs. He also had the hit song ‘Bait Lies’ released in 2020 and has nearly hit 3 million listens on Spotify. The follow up has been this debut EP that demonstrates his R&B influence, melodic rap flow and impeccable production. Most of the production on the EP was by his long-time collaborator LiTek who has worked with some of the biggest artists in the UK such as Aitch, Pa Salieu and so many more.
With ‘INTRO’ being the first track, we get a glimpse of who SVMI is and what he stands for. ‘MILAN’ is the follow-up track, released single and one of my favourites on the project. He switches between rapping and melodies in this track very smoothly while he sings about whisking a woman away to Milan and getting away from the noise. ‘QUIDDITCH’ is another one of my favourites from the EP, in this track he explains how he does music for the family and not to copy others. The last track ‘FEEL ALIKE” is another potential hit for me. This EP is the perfect summer release, it has that laid back feel while drawing you in with the feel-good production.
I think that there is a lot of space for SVMI in the music scene especially hailing from Manchester! It’s nice hearing more upcoming artists hailing from places other than London. It will also be great to hear him collaborate with some other young artists. I can see him being great on hooks for rap songs too! Either way, this is the beginning for this talented star.