premiere: sivu “i lost myself”

The visuals are every bit as strong as the song…simply terrific…

by Josh Madden

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)