article by: Conrad Sperosen
Crave: Who are you?
Jeff: My name is Jeff, Seven Lions
Where do you get your inspiration?
My dad was a musician and music was always around the house. It’s always been a part of my life
Something that stands out is your album art and your sound, where does that all come from?
I’m a big fantasy nerd especially about movies, video games, and books. So when we were first thinking of what the art should be like we thought fantasy because, that was always the vibe.
What is your favorite fantasy work?
Game of thrones is the best out right now, but Wheel of Time was a real good one. Anything by Jean Wolf really.
Whats your one most embarrassing moment on stage?
Stage dives that haven't gone so well. None have ever gone horribly but that moment when you sink a little too deep.
Of all your travels where was your favorite place to explore?
South Korea, for sure.
Any inside scoops on future music?
I’m about to release a new EP, so keep an eye out for that.
Yes, a new EP - I’m so stoked! His show definitely did not disappoint. It was obvious that Seven Lions is all about the music. Jeff was completely focused on putting together a beautiful melodic flowing set. All of his most well known tracks were played but with a live twist. The visuals captured his fantasy vibes but he also had some beautifully colored geometric patterns that were breathtaking.
The set bounced around musically. Everything from harder four on the floor beats, such as Lucy, to Seven Lion’s shimmering signature sound took the audience to a ethereal place. If I had to surmise the performance in one word it would be “magical.” A friend who came with, had never heard Seven Lions, was blown away. As we were leaving he said “I wish that hadnt ended.” I shared his sentiment.