Basement Prophet is the professional name of singer, songwriter, rapper and multi-instrumentalist producer Sven Herrmann. He is an emerging independent alternative hip-hop artist from Germany who made his international professional recording debut in 2019 with the single “Colour Grey”. That song introduced a talented and versatile young musician with a genre-bending sound.
Since his debut, Basement Prophet has released an impressive volume of work. The prolific producer has dropped three albums and nearly two dozen singles in just three years. He has connected with hundreds of thousands fans around the world with hits like “BBQ|Dope|Beer”, “Sigmund Freud ” and “Todestag”. His sound is a unique mix of hip-hop and alternative rock, served with a bilingual German/English melodic rap narrative.
“Blue Eyes” is the latest English-language single from Basement Prophet, released worldwide via all major streaming services on August 12. As the track opens a solo indie-rock guitar plays a dramatic minor-key chord progression. Basement Prophet steps to the mic with a laid-back stream-of-consciousness freestyle. Soon the beat drops on a slow and low 808 groove and the rapper delivers an emotional and introspective emo trap torch song.
Check out “Blue Eyes” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Sven about his new music. Check out his answers to our 6 questions below. And follow the links at the end of this article to connect with Basement Prophet.
6 Questions with Basement Prophet
Where are you from?
From a town in Bavaria, Germany near Munich.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music since I was a 7 year old boy. I tried many genres from rock to rap or metal. Playing a few instruments. Including traditional medieval bagpipes, piano and the bass guitar.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Falco is a huge inspiration. But also iconic rap figures like Lil Peep or JuiceWrld. Due to making music of several genres and performing in different locations from churches to festivals my music has evolved into something resembling my own musical journey.
What inspired you to create this project?
Actually Lil Peep. And the song “Blue Eyes” by The Who.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
Playing a few festivals in summer and releasing a lot of new music. Playing around with genres and sounds to create new exciting projects.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I send love to anyone engaging with my content and anyone being a part of my journey. Stay Blessed!