The singer and songwriter known as Sebastian R has released his latest single track, “Starlight.” It has been proudly published as an independent release without financial backing from the corporate music infrastructure. Creative, inspiring, melodic and funky all at once, “Starlight” by Sebastian R is a song in a genre all its own.
Sebastian R cites as main artistic influences such legends as Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Jon Secada, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Al Green, and Carlos Santana. Coming from such a mixed musical background, the signature Sebastian-R sound is appropriately fresh and unexpected, exhibiting many of the best attributes of them all. Additionally, the artist's specific aim is to make a new style of his own, and he has very explicit reasons for so doing.
“My main goal is to provide listeners with a music that sounds unlike anything they've ever heard in current commercial genres,” writes Sebastian R, adding that he intends likewise to make a sound that is “clearly rooted in the work of great musicians of the past, like the soul, R&B and Motown legends, and other many other performers from the '80s and '90s.”
Like many other independent musicians and music critics of the last few years, Sebastian R sees something desperate in the state of modern music as a whole. With his own sonic art, he actively works to rebuild the scene from the inside out.
“I want to offer crafty tunes, quality lyrics and high production values so that many music lovers regain hope in the future of this art.”
The Columbian-born Sebastian R has been performing music since the age of 12, when he took up guitar and played in metal bands. From guitar he moved to drums, keyboard and bass guitar, but finally decided that vocal work was most fascinating to him. Using many lyrics penned by his brother, David, it is in singing that Sebastian R has found his proper niche. His official artist's bio concludes, “After concluding his studies of industrial engineering, he continues to broaden his skills as a singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur.”
“Starlight” by Sebastian R is available online worldwide.
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