Meet Savilian, dear readers. Poet, rapper and selfie extraordinaire.
He used to go by the name of Sureel, before he changed it to Savilian and moved from his home of Umina on the NSW Central Coast, to Sydney’s Inner West – where rap lives, obvs. He released an EP called Feels Like Now in mid-2013, and has spent the last nine months or so constantly attending the gigs of the people he wants to one day be like, meeting, greeting and promoting his really quite good work.
The physical presence he makes has helped him kick some pretty big goals pretty quickly, too. He’s supported Spit Syndicate, Diafrix and Pez – who he actually got up with to do a freestyle, alongside Seth Sentry, at a gig in Sydney a few months ago. He absolutely owned it.
Now, Savilian’s changing things up a bit and releasing a new mixtape called Plainjane, really soon. He’s collaborating with a bunch of other young, talented legends including Northie, who’s signed to Kid Kenobi‘s label KLUB KIDS and sings in Airports, an electro-pop band we also quite like.
The first taste of Plainjane is Class Of 3005 – a tribute to the Childish Gambino track. Sav shot the music video over the weekend and had this to say about his “creative concept”.
“I’m looking for my spot, and I can see plenty of spots, but I don’t want any spot, I want one for myself, one of my own, and I won’t stop looking until I find it. I want it now, and I’m looking for it now, always. I don’t really need anyone, or maybe I tell myself that to psych myself up. My family are all I can believe in, but I’m not dependent on anyone.”
A touch of classic carpark banter. Here it is. Enjoy.