Introducing: Carys Selvey - Evocative pop songwriting meets memorable hooks

At the tender age of 17, Worcester-based singer-songwriter Carys Selvey has accomplished a fair amount and there's seemingly no stopping her rise. 

Kickstarting her musical career at age 6, she wrote and performed a track for the England team at the 2006 World Cup. Fast forward eight years or so and Selvey had just recorded her first demo tape but wasn't sure how to get people to take notice of her talents. Cue Doug Morris - CEO of Sony Music. 

The music mogul passed her on to Janice Brock, who signed the young musician almost instantaneously and momentum has been building ever since. 

Selvey's debut release 'Shallow' is an accomplished and impressive effort that crafts memorable hooks with billowing melodies resulting in the songstress sounding wise beyond her years. 

Explaining the meaning of the track, she says: "It's all about getting through life, without getting dragged down." That's something most people can relate to and the accessibility of her lyrics is another appealing factor. 

Carys Selvey's debut EP is set to be released sometime this year, via Sony ATV, and we're very much looking forward to seeing this rising British talent soar higher and witness her evocative pop songwriting evolve as she matures. 

You can catch her live at this year's edition of The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, which is set to take place in May. 

Take a listen to her track 'Shallow' below

Words Lauren Wade

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