"'Not Obsessed' exudes a smooth, scintillating dream pop/rock pop melody that’s electrifyingly contagious... Frankly, her voice gives me goosebumps... “Not Obsessed” is obsessively excellent!"
“Down the Rivers” gives us a glimpse into her heart and ranks among the year’s best single releases”. [...] in popular music history where a good lyric is made even greater by the talents of a supremely gifted singer. “Down the Rivers” never tests listener’s patience and, instead, comes through as Severine’s heart speaking and reaching out to the world around her so that she might share its nearly fathomless depths. »
"When it comes to the music not only is Portishead an excellent point of reference but so are electronica-dabbling outfits such as Hooverphonic and Plumb. It’s truly not a crowded pack within which Severine is operating thus casting this single in a light of originality and freshness that’s not currently found on popular radio."
"It’s a startling debut because it feels like the work of an entire band but really this is Severine’s complete and total composition [...] The writing is immense, the delivery airtight, the production polished and her singing displays several decades of chop-building and melodic comprehension."
"Her vocal, however, is the song’s crowning jewel... She offers listeners a voyage into her thoughts and feelings with an artistry few of her contemporaries can readily match. “Down the Rivers” is an uniquely rewarding listening experience and packs considerable emotional wallop."
"Severine’s “Down the Rivers” is a new peak for this blossoming young performer and songwriter whose American birth and European upbringing gives her a wholly unique flavor in the pop world today. Severine is a musician with massive talents... The elegance of this performance is as impossible to ignore as its passion."
“Down the Rivers” is a rewarding experience on every level and an enormous second step forward in Severine’s blossoming career."
"... the absolute burning and apparent sincerity behind every line of her performance – Severine is a singer and songwriter who definitely puts every ounce of her emotion, skill, and experience into a song and the audience is justly rewarded for their time with a truly open-hearted display of cathartic musical talent."
“Down the Rivers” is a glittering, electro tinged pop gem from word one... This is an artist whose great heights scaled are merely a prelude to mountains yet unclimbed. Rest assured – she will climb them all."
"This is easily one of the most winning and memorable pop songs released in 2017... Severine’s future is unlimited from this point and it behooves any serious music lover to pay attention to this gem."
"She combines traditional sounds with the electronic music in dramatic, ear-catching ways."
"Severine is a pop performer with substance who’s worth watching and hearing whenever you can."
"This American born, French raised performing artist is young and poised for a long career based on the value of this performance alone... Severine brings great passion and even some sensuality to this piece that helps makes “Not Obsessed” a supremely entertaining musical work."
"Severine is lingering on the cusp of something truly grand and comes across as a performer with ample talent to pull it off."