premiere: sivu “i lost myself”

We’re not going to fight the use of comparisons and examples on this one, because listening to Sivu sounds like Thom Yorke, Jeff Buckley and and Rufus Wainwright all decided exist in a reincarnated Ian Curtis. Is it fair to say a 24-year-old kid looks and sounds like a couple of legends, both living and dead? Well, it’s the truth–and if we don’t say it, we’re pretty sure someone else is going to.

James Page AKA Sivu wrote the song after moving to London and working at a call center and bailiff company, struggling to make ends meet and] questioning his future. It was produced by long-term collaborator Charlie Andrew (who also produced Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave) and the video consists of collected footage filmed in the Nevada desert and central Las Vegas. The artist has recently hit a stride, announcing he’ll be opening the full London Grammar tour, headlining a handful of dates and properly releasing “I lost Myself” via Atlantic Records on November 4th.

Check out the Lost Highway-esque video below along with all of Sivu’s current tour dates. Check out more Sivu’s music on Soundcloud HERE and follow him on Twitter HERE.



Tour Dates

September 28               Hamburg                       Reepberhan Festival

October 12                    Norwich                        Sound and Vision Festival

October 20                    Cardiff                          Swn Festival

October 21                    London                         Servant’s Jazz Quarters

October 22                    Nottingham                   Rescue Rooms (with London Grammar)

October 23                    Birmingham                   O2 Academy (with London Grammar)

October 23                    Rotterdam                     Songbird Festival

October 24                    Leeds                           The Cockpit (with London Grammar)

October 26                    Manchester                   Sound Control (with London Grammar)

October 27                    Glasgow                       Oran Mor (with London Grammar)

October 28                    Newcastle                     Northumbria University (with London Grammar)

November 7                  Caen                             Les InRocks

November 8                  Paris                             Les InRocks

November 9                  France                          Festival Les Inrocks

November 24                Birmingham                   The Institute (with Stornoway)

November 25                Nottingham                   Rock City (with Stornoway)

November 27                Manchester                   The Ritz (with Stornoway)

November 28                London                         Electric Brixton (with London Grammar)

November 29                Glasgow                       ABC (with Stornoway)

December 1                  Cambridge                    The Junction (with Stornoway)

December 3                  Dublin                           Button Factor (with Stornoway)

December 4                  Belfast                          Black Box (with Stornoway)

December 6                  Cardiff                          The Globe (with Stornoway)

December 8                  London                         Barbican (with Stornoway)

December 10                Brighton                        The Hope (headline show, with Marika Hackman)

December 11                London                          The Lexington (headline show, with Marika Hackman)

December 12                Cambridge                    Portland Arms (headline show, with Marika Hackman)

December 13                Manchester                   Gullivers (headline show, with Marika Hackman)

December 14                Bristol                            The Birdcage (headline show, with Marika Hackman)