Photo by Michael Dubin
"As much as I tried to deny my roots, my Eastern European roots are it's definitely ingrained," the Ukranian-born Bout explains. "I'm also definitely inspired by old film scores and Tom & Jerry cartoons." Even better Sveta Bout gave us the privilege of premiering the video for Dame, and it's a doozy, with flapper vibe and burlesque wink and a smile that displays her maturity and the energy she delivers in her live performances.
"I think I'm much more of a storyteller than a songwriter," Bout says. "The video was so much because of the glitz and glamour."
EXCLUSIVE: Sveta Bout's video for "Dame"
Sveta Bout discusses her training and influences in an exclusive interview with Out.
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