Name: leverson

Instagram Handle/Username: @levrsn

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Yo, I’m a 17 year old producer, model, radio DJ (for @grdients) and record label owner from West London. I’ve been making music for over 10 years now, heavily influenced and inspired by my dad’s old Jazz and Soul record collection, as well as the modern Jazz and Neo-Soul scene happening right now in London, my hometown.

What Inspires You Every day? : Nature is definitely my biggest everyday inspiration – in a lot of my songs I reference nature and the imagery nature connotes. Being a summer person, I find that the weather in summer is the driving force for a lot of my music… the sun and blue skies and the plants and flowers amaze me in a way that’s just unexplainable. My surroundings have always been my biggest inspiration. 

What is some words of wisdom you live by?:Everything is a process. Nothing is perfect the first time round and that’s okay – all you have to do is persevere and keep working, keep experimenting and keep vibing until you find something that works for you. At the end of the day, you gotta make art for yourself, regardless on what those around you think.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : To keep doing what I love for as long as I can, my whole life revolves around music and art and if I can survive through this life by immersing myself in art then that’s good enough for me. In total I just want to make a comfortable living through doing what I love… and eventually move to Brasil! I’m a massive fan of traditional Brazilian music, with the sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Getz/Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto leaking heavily into my own tunes.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : The pandemic has been difficult, especially here in the UK, but it’s also provided the perfect kind of opportunities to work on my craft, perfect my music, start my own record label and radio show, and all in all take a deep exploration of self through music.  

What is a positive message you would like to give others? : Keep going, you’re doing great! No matter what it is, with art, with music, that project you’re focusing on at school, or even just making it through the week. You’re amazing and you just gotta keep going, keep grinding and eventually everything will fall into place. I promise. 

What questions would you like to ask others?:Haha, I’ve not really got any questions for others – but I just wanna ask why everyone’s sleeping on GRADIENTS… cmon man hop on there and tune into some of the radio shows; it’s the best underground international music you’ll ever find. That’s all from me.

Leverson out.
peace n luv 🙂

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