There is something about Seint Monet that just breathes class, her gorgeous brand of soul pop is utterly divine and sounds like it could be featured on the runway of New York Fashion Week or even as the feature track in a CHANEL perfume advert. She gets all of this across in her debut track, she effortlessly introduces us to her as a musician, her sound and what she is all about in two minutes and fifty seconds in such a way that by the end of Bloom all I want to do is discover more about her.
Her lyrical prowess in this song is unmatched with, “Wrap me up like I’m an Iris goddess / You’re my sun, you’re my Adonis,” being a personal favourite of mine and it’s made even better by her elegant delivery through her ethereal tone and mesmerising conviction. The whole piece portrays the euphoria experienced at the start of a relationship before diving into the uncertainties that come along with the glistening synth melodies and lush harmonies only elevating this further. It’s kind of like a modern day take on Hades and Persephone in some way, the beauty and fear of a relationship.
Seint Monet’s unique sound sets her apart from other pop artists within this industry and we had the pure pleasure of sitting down and talking to her about her journey thus far.
You’ve just released your debut single Bloom, how does it feel to have your first track out there in the world?
So surreal. It’s been a long time coming. This is just the start, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the rest of what we’ve been working on!
What was your journey to where you are now in the music world, what was it that made you first decide music was right for you?
I’ve been in music basically my whole life, but it wasn’t until I was 18 that I switched over from classical to modern music. Honestly, when I began learning piano, I knew right away that I wanted to pursue music as a career. There wasn’t much of a decision behind it, it just felt right.
What’s the story behind the track and how did it come to be?
“Bloom” is about the beginning of a relationship and the uncertainty that oftens comes with it. It was written by Camden Mueller, Johnluke Lewis (who also produced it), Mia Shelton, and Miette Hope, back in February at a writing retreat we hosted at the Jersey Shore!
To anyone who hasn’t listened to your music before, how would you describe it without using any genre terms?
It sounds like you’re having a garden party in the suburbs of New Jersey with a couple mimosas.
Who or what would you say is the biggest influence on your music?
My parents have had the biggest influence on my music, simply because they’ve always encouraged me to pursue my passion. I don’t think they realize how much of an impact their support has had on my career.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
My manager Matt always says that we need to “take one step forward everyday”. It’s become our motto for work and everything else in general. It doesn’t matter if you take a giant step forward or barely one at all, as long as you make some kind of progress daily.
What’s next for Seint Monet?
Well, I’ll be releasing my debut EP in late September. The team and I have been working extremely hard to create sound, graphics, and visuals that are unique to Seint Monet. You’ll be able to see what we’ve done in the upcoming weeks!
What are the artists on your radar? Who’re you Counting In?
Dominic Fike has quickly become one of my favorite artists. I think the music he’s putting out and the image he’s establishing is very fresh and original. His recent album has been inspiring me to venture out of my comfort zone when it comes to writing. I can’t wait to see where he goes with his music.
Listen to Bloom below!