CEEM is a Seattle-based singer-songwriter and producer who steadily erases boundaries to encourage inclusion through his immersive electro pop musicality. With a genre he dubs as ‘Emotronic,’ the artist blends electronic music with emo, merging 80s glitzy synth pop with the transformative broodiness of emo music, strung together with lyrics covering themes of rebellion, inclusiveness of the marginalized, heartbreak, and acceptance.
The fire in CEEM was ignited from a young age when he realized music was the one thing he wanted to pursue. He first studied classical piano, and would later complete a degree in audio engineering. To CEEM, music is a part of his DNA; it’s the one thing that sets his soul alight, and he is compelled to share it with the rest of the world. He released his debut album Creative Ways to Self Destruct in 2005, inspired by the indie dance movement of the early 00's, which echoed bands such as The Postal Service and Metric. His first EP Equilibrium was released in 2012, taking a turn into synth pop and other 80s-inspired soundscapes, and a few years later, released the single "The Instigator" which pulls from his lifelong influences such as David Bowie, Madonna, and Eurythmics.
After a brief hiatus, CEEM has further matured his sound, diving deeper into the reasons as to why he creates music. "As the world becomes more divided,” states the artist, “we need music and art to bring us together." CEEM wants to be inclusive of those feeling marginalized by the events in the world, as he has witnessed and been a part of it first hand. "The future is where love needs to reign, we owe it to one another to protect one another." Not shying away from the fight and with more love to give than ever before, CEEM will be releasing his next album Cruel World in the Fall of 2019.