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Since releasing his debut single “Boys Don’t Cry” in 2020, pop polymath SEB has steadily built a fervent fanbase and captured the attention of tastemakers worldwide, a process accelerated by the recent release of “seaside_demo,” which has amassed a staggering 44MM+ streams in just two months. Carving out his own stylistic lane, SEB is equally inspired by the emotionally charged songwriting of artists like Kurt Cobain and Joni Mitchell, as well as the boundary-breaking approach of artists like Tyler the Creator, Kid Cudi, and Grimes. In a recent interview SEB explained, “the fact that I’m black makes it hard for people to just call my music pop. The whole point of my artististic existence right now is fighting for the idea that a single black artist, who writes and produces their own music, can stand right next to a Taylor Swift or Harry Styles.”
Growing up in Chicago – after hopping between New York, Haiti, Oklahoma and Miami – SEB has soaked up a huge range of experiences and influences since his start freestyling over beats ripped from YouTube with his middle school rap group. Upon returning to New York for college, he interned at the iconic Electric Lady Studios, where brief brushes with artistic giants spurred him to focus on his music career and make the move to LA. The resulting debut EP, IT’S OKAY, WE’RE DREAMING, is slated for release on July 30th via Mom+Pop, including the previously released singles “Coney Island,” “THEY DON’T LIKE ME,” and “seaside_demo” as a bonus track. The EP is set to explore some of SEB’s darkest truths as he questions how the past shapes who he is today – complete with an enthralling visual world inspired by cult movies Gummo and Donnie Darko.
“IT'S OKAY, WE'RE DREAMING serves as the first act to this whole journey,” SEB explains. “It fleshes out the mind-state I was in senior year where all these possibilities were about to open up, but at the same time, I'm starting to deal with the realities of growing up.” Speaking on the focus track “killer lover boy” he adds, “this one is about dealing with love for the first time and not knowing how to process those intense emotions.”