SA / New York City
Jeri Silverman’s music is darkly self-reflective folk-pop that’s both moving and uplifting. The South African-born singer developed her visceral writing style amidst the hustle of living in New York City, writing deep into the heart of sleepless nights.
Jeri Silverman’s music is delicate, haunting, evocative and uplifting. Her “bright surfaces and conflicted interiors” take you on a lyrical journey into the heart of your skin – the place where your spirit feels quietly alive. She molds her experiences into soul-stirring melodies with a percussive folk-pop edge.
Her latest album, Dear Life (produced by Katie Buchanan in New York City), delivers a unique blend of folk-pop with electronic soundscapes, captivating vocals and eclectic beats. With influences such as Ani DiFranco, Ben Howard and Fleetwood Mac, the album is an ethereal collection of songs that explore the interplay between darkness and light. Dear Life received airplay across South Africa and the first 2 singles were select features on Apple Music playlists. Her albums are available across all digital platforms.
Her “bright surfaces and conflicted interiors” (Bernard Zuel, Fairfax Media) stirs listeners into the heart of their own longing and fears. Most recently, she has played Garden State Festival in Cape Town with Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds), Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio) and Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie). Her first two records, Leaflike (2014) and Dear Life (2018), received wide critical acclaim, national airplay across the US and South Africa, and iTunes playlisting. Recorded during a visit back to New York City with the producer of her previous album, Katie Buchanan, her two upcoming singles, “Come Undone” and “Fall For This” are out for release in 2019.