I’m Erika Severyns, a freelance writer who loves telling other people’s stories. With a particular affinity for music, creativity, and self-development, I craft engaging, inspiring content that remains self-aware and funny at its root. I’m here to make you feel seen and tell your story.
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“I love Erika Severyns’s way of writing. It’s craftful, funny and accurate journalism. Her interviews feel like trailers to books I really wanna read. Very happy to hang out with her and only slightly shy under her bright blue gaze, taking me in and turning me into a character that feels both exactly like me and like someone I would like to be.”
Merle Sibbel, about my interview with her for For Folk’s Sake
Music Reviews and Interviews
Yasmin Williams is a guitarist that does uniquely her own thing, free from tradition, geography, and time. Urban Driftwood demonstrates the true universality of musical language, making WIlliams a storyteller that makes the audience lean in to listen.
Written for Folk Radio UK
With his long hair, metal bracelets, and colourful shirts, James looks like a reincarnation of George Harrison in his ‘My Sweet Lord’ years. He’s a traveller, a hippie, and a bit of a beatnik. His first long stint abroad was when he moved to Sicily for a year, bought a €20 guitar at a flea market.
Written for For Folk’s Sake
It’s not an anthem that you yell along to while nobody is listening. It’s the anthem you listen to for a secret dash of confidence while hiding your earphones in the sleeve of your pullover in a classroom of bullying teenagers, or while sitting on the bathroom floor after a long cry.
Written for Loud Women
When I was a teenager, my dad sent me a Youtube video where Patti Smith gave advice to aspiring musicians. She said: “Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises. Don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work and protect your work.” Patti Smith Interview: Advice to…
Since I have now quit Instagram, all my music news – and also random tidbits about my life – will appear here. Let me know if you have any specific questions that you want an answer to and above all else, SUBSCRIBE TO MY MAILING LIST. P.S. This photo was taken by the wonderful Denise…
I’ve just had one of those weeks when you question everything, are too exhausted to do anything, and end up watching ‘Jane the Virgin’ and eating pizza instead of doing what you probably should be. I don’t know why I have these weeks, and they don’t come often. This time, I blame it on the…
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