SevVven, a five-member hard rock/metal band based in Lafayette, Louisiana, released a new single “Woe Is Me”, July 26th, 2022, and a music video to accompany it August 23rd. Featuring Myles Clayborne of Saul, this track is full of emotion, and the video is a perfect reflection of the meaning behind the song.
The band includes Josh Valdivieso (vocals); Ant Jones (guitar); Jessie Hoda (guitar); Tanner Istre (bass); and Katt Lee (drums). The band was founded by Ant and Josh in 2020 on a website called BandLab, which is a social platform for artists from all around the world to collaborate on music. Ant posted the first version of “All I Need Is You (Old Version)”, and Josh recorded a vocal take over it that Ant loved. That connection marked the beginning of SevVven. Josh lived in Kansas City, Missouri and Ant in Lafayette, Louisiana at the time. They continued to make new music and started seeing a positive reaction. In 2021, they signed with Curtain Call Records (CCR) and released their single "Falling”, featuring Krizz Kaliko, which peaked on the Billboard Rock Indicator Chart at #18.
Soon after the success from the Billboard charts, SevVven reached out to Kevin Palmer of TRUSTcompany to ask if they could cover their hit “Downfall”, to which he agreed. After the band’s contract ended with CCR, they parted ways and continued working on the EP Signals. It was during this transition that they brought in Jessie and Tanner. For Signals they remade “All I Need Is You” to apply better vocals and guitar takes, as well as a more professional mix and master. That song peaked at #23 on the Billboard Rock Indicator Chart. With these successes and accomplishments, Josh decided to move to Louisiana to take the band to the next level. Since then, SevVven has been working on the next EP, Woe Is Me.
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