“I see music as therapy”

Silmo collaborated with the 18 Lines Studio team for the mix and mastering of the project. © Silmo

Silmo collaborated with the 18 Lines Studio team for the mix and mastering of the project. © Silmo

Published on 20.06.2022

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Falling for something! » Steeve Silva Monteiro, alias Silmo, releases his first EP, entitled 2020, a proposal of five sounds going through all the emotions.

Friday June 17, Steeve Silva Monteiro, a music enthusiast from Estavayer-le-Lac, shared his first EP. Already present on social networks for more than two years, the singer-songwriter known as Silmo testifies to his fascination for music: “This passion was transmitted to me by my mother. I see music as therapy. Some artists, through their albums, have comforted me, where words were no longer enough.
After developing his musical ear through dance and choirs, Silmo started composing in 2016. From the writing to the interpretation through the realization of his clips, Steeve Silva Monteiro created his universe in a self-taught way. Inspired by artists such as Stromae with his album Racine Carrée, Silmo defines his style to this day as being a mix of rap, vocals and instrumentals from all walks of life. “In this EP, I wanted to offer a different universe where each track is independent. My goal is to convey emotions with a melancholic side tinged with hope”, explains the young composer.

Moreover, in one of his songs called De l’autre cote, Silmo pays homage to a friend suffering from an incurable disease who never stopped seeing the good side of things: “I created this sound using the texts she had left me and our recorded conversations. This music is the gift she wanted to bequeath to her family.” Sensitive to writing, Silmo makes it a point of honor to take care of his texts. “I like being able to identify with the lyrics. Each music recounts lived experience embellished with metaphors and poetry,” he adds.
Although touching, some pieces of this EP are meant to be more catchy: “I have always seen music as sharing. While some people will be more sensitive to the lyrics, others will be more focused on the mood.” Note that the Staviacois artist will perform on stage on June 25 in Moudon, as well as on July 2 at the Artichoke Festival.

AMAELLE STEFFEN

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