If you haven’t heard of Seraphina Simone yet, then let us kindly show you the way to our new favourite artist.
With two singles under her belt, namely ‘Cherry <8’ and ‘Hollywood $$$’, it’s still early days for Seraphina Simone and yet her promise has already been recognised by some of the most influential tastemakers in the industry. Her early advocates include Consequence of Sound, Idolator, Gal-dem Magazine, The Rodeo and countless others.
Who is Seraphina Simone?
The point that most reviewers of this artist’s work have picked up on is that she’s the daughter of Terence Trent D’Arby aka Sananda Maitreya, a musician who rose to fame during the 1980s. This led Seraphina to experience the world of celebrity before she even knew what that concept truly meant. Her childhood holidays in California included brushing shoulders with everyone from George Harrison to Billy Idol, and being babysat by Pamela Des Barres. Sometimes she’d even see one of her many godparents, whether that be Prince or Miles Davis or Christie Hynde or Pete Townsend or Mary Greenwell.
Although this backdrop of fame and fortune sounds like the enticing parade of elegance and parties on tap that we’re sure it sometimes was, Seraphina spent her formative years leading somewhat of a double life.
Her education and other family members would always bring her back to London. There the young Seraphina Simone studied hard – going onto Oxford University – and drowned her ears in a syrupy mix of Human League, Blondie, New Order, Cyndi Lauper, and later BANKS, Lana Del Ray, Bat for Lashes and Lorde.
In short, Seraphina Simone’s music is a tale of two cities, although none like we’ve ever heard before.