Brixton indie artist Silas Armstrong showcases his heartbreak with ‘So Much For Love’ on air on Formula Indie the 30th October”
Emerging artist Silas Armstrong releases his fourth single of 2021 and title track of his
debut EP So Much For Love. A powerful portrayal of heartbreak and love lost, Silas
reveals his raw emotional side on a hip hop inspired pop ballad with inflections of Glass
Animals and Eminem’s Stan. Self written from personal experience with Armstrong on
production and vocals, as well as directing the official music video, Silas has emerged onto
the UK music scene as an artist with a clear vision, unique sound and true musical staying
Drawn from the influences of his parents and artists from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s, Silas
calls his music “Emotional pop, with the energy of soul, r&b, hip hop and rock.” His earliest
memory of recorded music is of listening to Michael Jackson’s Bad in the back of the car.
Silas Armstrong wrote his first solo EP after the sudden death of his friend and first
frontman. The tragedy shaped him. He sticks with people he believes in and works closely
with those he loves. Having drummed for Kid Champion before moving to keyboards in
Youth Club, Silas performed Glastonbury and toured Europe supporting Panic at the
Disco! playing keys for Rocky Nti in 2016. Joining Peckham dance collective LNLY for two
years before focusing on songwriting, the 2020 lockdown gave Silas the momentum and
material to seriously pursue his lifelong dream of a solo career.
“Live music was the thing I missed most during lockdown, but the space and time to write
these songs gave me the self-belief to release them. Now’s the time.”
Silas’s experience is as rich as his influences. Whilst playing in bands and studying music
he starting out as a radio producer at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, witnessing and
interviewing artists from every genre. He was there when Prince played his impromptu
gigs at the club, and had the honour of talking music with Quincy Jones. Five years of
osmosis working at Ronnie’s rubbed off, but pop music, catchy hooks and meaningful
lyrics still shine through his songwriting. His biggest musical influences include Marc Cohn,
Toto, The Weeknd and Adele.
Working in the music industry alongside artists such as Tom Walker, The Script, The
Wombats and Rick Astley taught Silas songwriting, stagecraft, hard work and dedication.
Separate to his solo project, in 2019 Silas established children’s music company ITS
MUSIC, which has gained over eight million views on YouTube and continues to grow. He
can also be found regularly working and performing with Brixton Chamber Orchestra.