Thanks to the fast pace of technology, it is much easier to share your song with the rest of the world, but that comes with another problem, getting listeners to stream your music, considering the number of songs being released on a daily basis, it makes so much sense when Seßler/Zeeb states this is their major challenge.
Seßler/Zeeb is a two-man band hailing from Germany Comprising Kurt Seßler, the songwriter and singer, and Werner Zeeb, a multi-instrumentalist and producer, their stage name is a reflection of their true selves. This duo began their musical journey at the early stages of their life, this was triggered by the fascination for melodies and harmonies.
The duo has been working together since 2021 and has already released 14 amazing songs. Their new single “N.N.” is an instrumental track one of the incredible pieces Seßler/Zeeb has to offer.
Although both weren’t raised in a musical family, their love for music is unwavering and continues to play a major role in their life. While the music industry presents challenges in finding an audience, Seßler/Zeeb hopes for better recognition and compensation for independent artists.
This disclosure was made in a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh, in the interview Seßler/Zeeb had more to share with their fans, and at the end of it all their message to their fans is cathartic and inspirational.
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What is your stage name?
Our stage name is “Seßler/Zeeb”.
Is there a story behind your stage name?
These are our last names. Kurt Seßler: songwriter and singer
Werner Zeeb: multi-instrumentalist and producer.
We´re from the south of Germany.
Where do you find inspiration?
The inspiration is always there. You are influenced by everything that happens around you.
You are constantly flooded with sensory impressions.
Being able to process this creatively in music is like an outlet.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
For as long as we can remember, we have been fascinated by music.
So we started learning instruments at an early age and played in bands when we were young.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
No, we are not.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
The inspiration came from within ourselves.
When we were teenagers and young adults, there was no digital music market.
That’s what appealed to me, these new possibilities.
So I had the idea of making an album with my songs.
I turned to Werner Zeeb – who I knew from school days – and so we’ve been working together since 2021. We´ve released 14 tracks so far.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I’m not a professional singer, but since they’re my songs, I just sing the songs and the singing has been well received by critics so far.
Otherwise, we taught ourselves almost everything; you can also learn a lot by copying and then develop it further for yourself.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
I don’t remember exactly, I think the first concert I went to was by Barclay James Harvest.
How could you describe your music?
I would say we make rock and pop music with influences from other styles of music.
But we’re not tied to any genre, we do a lot of different things because we also have a very diverse taste in music.
Describe your creative process.
I usually play a harmony on the piano and a melody often comes to mind.
Once I have that, I start arranging and only then do I think about lyrics that could fit the character of the song.
But we also like to do instrumentals – like this song “N.N.”
What is your main inspiration?
The main inspiration is to simply be creative and make the music created available to anyone who is interested.
What musician do you admire most and why?
The band we have always admired the most are “The Beatles”.
This creativity was something completely new back then and had a lasting influence on modern music.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
We’ve actually always been very diverse in what we do musically, but you develop on your own if you stick with it.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
We don’t think in such categories. Ultimately, the listener decides what they like.
What are your interests outside of music?
Werner Zeeb is a very versatile artist and he also has other projects.
I, on the other hand, still love sports – watching it and being active myself.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
We only ever made music on the side and otherwise had normal jobs.
Werner Zeeb also produces for others, so he also has an income from it.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
It’s not easy to find an audience for your music.
It’s easy to post music on the big platforms, but finding listeners for it isn’t easy – given the mass of music that is released every day.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Independent artists should be given more chances to be played on the major platforms and also be better compensated.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
“N.N.” (this single) is the abbreviation for “nomen nescio”.
This means: The name is not known. We found that very fitting in connection with this instrumental track.
What are your plans for the coming months?
We only make music as a hobby and that’s why we see it in a relaxed way.
We still have a few interesting songs in store and are now planning to start a new single.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans?
No, there are no plans.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
No matter what, just stick with it and try to do well.