“Severine is a musician for the sake of playing beautiful music for a sad and lonely world; all she asks in return is for us to hear her songs and take from them what we will to make our lives and interpersonal relationships better. She’s precisely the popstar that we need right now, and Feel The Rain is her official foray into primetime.”
“It’s a thoroughly captivating album from beginning to end […] Right now there isn’t an artist recording or performing in the United States that can come close to matching her pointed lyrical skillset nor her dynamic versatility as a singer, which I believe will lead her to being a top-billed act a lot sooner than some might expect. She’s got the chops to go a long way in this business, and as far as I’m concerned she couldn’t have kicked off her career any better than with an album as focused and enjoyable as Feel the Rain.”
“She’s jam-packed this album with more emotion, melody and enthralling dialogue than anyone could have anticipated, and music enthusiasts of all ages and tastes are bound to fall in love with what they hear…”
“Feel the Rain is released around the world. In a time of copycats and posers, she’s the real deal – a singer and a songwriter who truly follows the beat of her own drum unabashedly”…
“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."