Growing up in Cape Town, South Africa, Sulene moved to the US at nineteen years old with dreams of starting a career in music. Fast forward a few years and the multi-faceted, Brooklyn-based artist is living out that dream creating her own music, as well as writing scores for film and television, and even finds time to be a touring guitarist. Since 2015, she’s toured stages worldwide as the guitarist for Nate Ruess’ (of fun.) live band, appearing everywhere from Jimmy Kimmel Live! to the East Room of the White House, performing for President Obama. As a multi-instrumentalist, she has written original music and performed on the scores for several TV shows, films, and commercials such as Ray Donovan and The Affair, as well as spots for Nike, Microsoft, Dior, and many more.
Exploring a darker side of her character and production, Sulene writes, records, and produces all her own music out of a one-bedroom apartment. She’s also delved into filming and editing her own music videos and artwork, giving a full 360 view of her newest art. With more music on the horizon, Sulene is looking to break new ground in 2021 and is poised to be an artist to know.
Her latest release, “i still think you’re so fake” juxtaposes brash, industrial-style production with a more reserved, fluttering vocal performance. The contrast here gives the song a compelling irony that has our ears perked. Check it out below.