Welcome to DrunkenWerewolf’s ReverbNation column; a place where you’ll find the fruits of our labour following out partnership with the app and social media music goliath. Over the next three months, we’ll be scouring submissions through their website to bring a selection of the finest to your ears.
Having recently tried out for X Factor, we can kind of see why Stephanie Slevin wasn’t successful in impressing Borelow and company. Hers is a timeless voice, paired with spoken word-infused lyrics about love, loss and life. It’s certainly not radio fodder. Most mainstream listeners would prefer to bleed at the ears than sit through an entire song, but DrunkenWerewolf has never associated with the subpar masses, and neither does Slevin.
Quoting Elvis, Elton John and Adele as an inspiration, we think the London based artist better compares to the gravely goodness of Nico and the road worthy, crisis averting tales spun by Patti Smith. That’s the calibre of her lead song “Heartbeat”; a sparse and at times unnerving track decorated by only an occasional click of guitar and clunk of piano.
Unsurprisingly Slevin also associates as a poet, script writer and author – she has a book available to download via Amazon. Her foray into music began last January, and she's made a clear progression over the course of the last 10 months. “Heartbeat”, available to stream below, is the result of that – a bold new beginning for an artist only just finding her feet.
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