“It’s about moving places and leaving people, about floating through life without direction, about tracing roots without laying them down.“
Erika Severyns missed the bus to Belgium in 2018, when she was on a city trip to London. It was the music and the people that held her there, and the feeling that people believed her when she told them she was a musician. After a week in the city, she moved into a hostel and scheduled her first gig.
She had never felt rooted to begin with – as a young girl she had moved from Russia to Belgium and grown used to feeling torn between places. Her introspective songwriting and folky melodies help her navigate the space between drifting and getting lost.
Now, Erika is studying for a Songwriting Degree at BIMM and playing in music venues like Paper Dress Vintage and The Fortnightly Folkroom at The Harrison. Two years ago, she released an EP titled ‘Conversations with Friends and Lovers’, followed by a single that she co-wrote with Archie Wheen, called ‘Walk on Water’. Her next EP ‘Dust’ explored her move from Russia to Belgium and all the travels that followed.