With his debut album, Postcard from Budapest, Robert Severin explores and pays tribute to the legacy of his Hungarian heritage and its connections to his home, Scotland. Each song tells a true story about real lives lived and disrupted in 20th century Budapest, several of which have Scotland woven into their histories. They are affecting melodic documents of strength and vulnerability, joys and sorrows, and courage in the face of unimaginable inhumanity.
Robert sings, and plays acoustic guitar and clarinet. Four of the tracks feature acclaimed Scottish string quartet, Innotet, with violinists Seonaid Aitken and Innes Watson also contributing to backing vocals.
Postcard from Budapest was released on February 28th, 2020.
They are lovely songs...The lyrics are excellent, the stories the songs tell are touching without being sentimental and the music, very much including his singing, is charming and sad.
George Szirtes, Poet
Thoughtful and literate.
Steve Clarke, Cuillin FM
...stunning debut album...
Liz Clark, Celtic Music Radio