Ero Seagull Interview
If you want to get away from the norm and hear something unique, then we have a treat for you. Ero Seagull is a Canadian/Greek pop, hip-hop, singer, musician, multi-talented artist based out of Athens, Greece. She has already begun to stand out in her neck of the woods having won the judges’ round in Londons “The Peoples Music Awards”, as well as playing her first gig at the “World Festival of Music and Drama”. Determined to create her own style of music, Ero Seagull doesn’t have any intention of being categorized in any genre of music. Let’s check out her interview to learn more about the artist known as Ero Seagull.
HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Ero Seagull. My name is Ero and my last name in English means Seagull.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
Ero Seagull. I was in love with music ever since I can remember. I participated in The Peoples Music Awards and as a winner of the Judges Round, I went to play my music in the venue Scala in London. I had stage fright at first so I took a homeopathic medicine for stage fright and went to the stage and absolutely loved it! I don’t think I ever took a decision. I believe you’re either born with this passion or you’re not. I had a band with my sister and our friend George is then elementary school. I always had the bug.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Ero Seagull. My style is the lack of style. I guess I accredit it to the fact that I don’t wish to belong in a genre and just do whatever inspires me at the time. Now I am working with Marilena Orfanou (Someone Who Isn’t Me a.k.a. SWIM) on a new song that is totally different from whatever we’ve created in the past. I won’t give any information about the song. I want it to be a surprise 🙂 It will be out on Spotify and all the other platforms soon by Amour Records & EMI Universal. I have a gut feeling this song will go really well.
HCM. On your current album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Ero Seagull. On Evolution my first album released the June that passed, I wished to not constraint my imagination. In one song “The Gospel” for instance I rap from the point of view of Jesus Christ, influenced by the theory of sadness as it’s called that says that Judas was asked by Jesus to deliver Him to the authorities, as well as, that Jesus had a relationship with Mary Magdalene.
In another song “What’s in a Romeo” featuring Leon Rhymes (Too Many T’s) I rap from the point of view of Romeo from the Shakespearean play Romeo & Juliet. Theme wise the songs vary. My “Inner Moses” and “Conscientious Objector” are quite political others are quite pop. I just love to try different things really.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Ero Seagull. The greatest challenge for artists as myself in Athens, Greece where I am is to find a manager believe it or not. We lack managers. In Athens, Greek music is a big thing of course and big names have a manager obviously but in my genre, they don’t exist. Because my target audience is foreign as most of my songs (except “Achille’s Heel” and “Choose Love”) are in English. So one thought that comes up often is to go to Canada, as I have a Canadian nationality. My greatest attribute generally speaking is my flexibility and when it comes to my work ethic is to never stop never stopping.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
Ero Seagull. I would like my listeners not to know what to expect next tbh. I don’t wish to be predictable. So far people’s feedback has been positive.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
Ero Seagull. In the near future, I have a presentation of my album in the venue Tempe Athens on Thursday the 26th of March. Leon Rhymes will be giving a concert with me and Danny Wav will be finishing with a DJ set, they are both coming to Athens from London. Both amazing artists! I’m sure everyone will leave satisfied! And we are also preparing the video clip of “What’s in a Romeo” with an incredible director that will take place the days after the concert. So it’s a very busy and creative time I’m crossing.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Ero Seagull. I’d like to thank my best friend Stefanos who is the bastion that supported the conquering of my dream. At one point I had a difficult time, for reasons very personal and he told me “Dudette why don’t you come to my studio and we will jam” and that is how I overcame my sadness. I owe him big time. Of course, I’d like to thank all my colleagues who helped to make my first album, like MRPC (Afrocream), Leon Rhymes, Ekelon, Marilena Orfanou and ELIOT who believed in my vision and helped me sign with Amour Records and get distributed by EMI Universal. It’s the best umbrella I could find myself under.
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