We had the good fortune of connecting with Sevánt and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sevánt, how do you think about risk?
As an artist and overall creative, I believe risks are necessary in life and especially in my career. The biggest risk I’ve took so far is deciding to put college on pause to focus on my record deal. This decision took a lot of thought, but it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Taking a pause not only sped up my music career, but it also helped me feel more purposeful in my life. Spiritually, it felt like I was being moved towards my career as well. My music career is definitely moving in the right direction right now, but I do plan to finish school when I have the time to do so.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is music. I am an artist, songwriter, and producer. There are a few things that set me apart from others in life and in my music. I’ve always been my own person; I’ve never “fit in” early in life. During my college years I began to get out of shell more and start networking. I gained some really amazing connections and friendships doing so.
This made me want to start trying to new things during freshmen year at Clark Atlanta Univeristy (in 2016). I began to create music as a way to express myself and I began to become more and more passionate about it over time. As I began to gain connections and offers in the industry during my college years, becoming a professional recording artist became a serious goal.
During my sophomore year of college I got into a very bad car accident that sent me into a battle with PTSD. I’ve experienced depression since my middle school years and it’s been something I’ve been able to handle with counseling. When I got into my car accident it intensified my depression and also an increase in my anxiety that made everyday life very tough for me. During this time, I lost my grandmother and was in the process of transferring schools. I really began to lose my myself but through patience and God, I began to find myself again and started to hit an incline in my career.
The lessons that taught me is to never get stuck in depression by getting mentally stagnant. I began to avoid negativity (my surroundings) and change my everyday habits. Spiritually it taught me to trust in God no matter how tough the situation, for he would only give me situations I could handle. During this time I also handled many childhood traumas that hindered me and effected me in life.
Now that I found the “light at the end of the tunnel” I want to help others do the same. Many people helped me get out of my dark period, and God showed me to pay that forward to others. I want counseling and therapy to become more normalized, and I want people to drop some of their pride to get the help that could change their life in positive way.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I go to the studio and on vacation for fun. Every time I try to take my friends from out of town to a club we end up at the studio. All of us are solely focused on becoming successful musicians. I go to the studio and on vacation for fun. Every time I try to take my friends from out of town to a club we end up at the studio. All of us are solely focused on becoming successful musicians.
I go to the studio and on vacation for fun. Every time I try to take my friends from out of town to a club we end up at the studio. All of us are solely focused on becoming successful musicians. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to personally thank God for his patience and love he has showed over time. The more I began to know him (thru experiences and the Bible) I began to understand life better overall and began to operate differently. Changing some of my bad habits pushed me forward and gave me the ability to help others. He brought me closer to my family, which has made me feel way better internally thru the years.
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