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GET TO KNOW: Sean Wyer
Having already received huge support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and BBC Introducing for his recent efforts, fast-rising British artist Sean Wyer is back once again to deliver his next glittering anthem 'Videogames'.
Channelling the same rich and vibrant sound as acts such as LANY and Lauv, 'Videogames' looks to highlight some of his most ambitious work yet. Filled with soaring textures, killer hooks, and his own sweeping voice layered throughout, the future is looking very bright for this young upstart.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and what has inspired him recently.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
I went round all the instruments as a kid. Guitar, drums, trumpet, and piano. I finally settled for the last two but I’m still pretty handy on the drums.
What was the first album you remember owning?
I remember the first single I bought was Just Dance by Lady Gaga. I’d just got an iPod and it cost 99p. It was a very exciting time for me. After that I got really into The Resistance by Muse. I still adore both artists.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
I did have two rock bands. One when I was at primary school and one later on. The primary school one was called Rock Sausage which looking back was probably the best name ever invented.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Don’t Stop Me Now. There’s nothing that blaring it at a million decibels won’t fix.
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
I think getting my first Introducing play on BBC Three Counties Radio was a huge one for me. Thanks to Jaguar for that! It’s definitely something I’d imagined, but when you’ve spent hundreds of hours on a track, nothing compares to hearing it on the radio.
And what about the most frustrating part?
Covid has been a massive frustration for everyone. I’m so ready to go out and do a live gig but it’s still a big unknown for venues at the moment. That said, I’m hugely fortunate that my family and friends have been safe so far, so I won’t complain too much.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I would love to share a stage with Freddie Mercury. Is that allowed? If not, then probably Kim Petras or Yungblud. That would be quite the gig.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I’m currently in isolation for the next 11 days so hopefully out of this flat! Career wise, my main aim is to keep making art that I’m proud of and then see where I end up.
Sean Wyer's new single 'Videogames' is available to stream now. Check it out below.