Electro-pop artist Von Sell is strikingly ear-catching in his new tune “I Insist.” With the sweet intermingling of synthesizers, piano, and loops of melodic vocals, this song is a deep breath of fresh air. I would believe it if I heard that Von Sell was a super-child of electronic masterminds Animal Collective and Passion Pit. It is astounding to discover that Von Sell is a one-man show
NYC-based electropop artist, Von Sell is the son of Israeli singer Esther Ofarim and German filmmaker Philipp vonSell. Though born in New York City, he moved to Hamburg, Germany at the age of 2, where he was raised. He began making bedroom pop at the age of 18. After high school he did stints at the British Academy of New Music and Humboldt University in Berlin before finally moving stateside to Boston to study music at Berklee College of Music, majoring in “Contemporary Writing and Production” and studying the piano. From there, he made the musician’s pilgrimage to Brooklyn in 2012. In early 2014 he decided to write a batch of new songs containing a decidedly different sound and style from his previous work, culminating in an EP to be released later this year. His first single, “Ivan”, came out in February of 2014 and has reached nearly 80k plays on Soundcloud. His second single and video, “I Insist” will be coming out imminently.