Sylver’s iconic classic anthem ‘Forgiven’ turns 17 years old today
There once was a time where eurodance ruled the electronic dance music scene, which wasn’t anywhere near the size that is is today. Rewind to the beginning of the millennium, when acts like Sylver where a huge inspiration for many trance DJs, such as Paul van Dyk, Tiësto, Ferry Corsten and Paul Oakenfold. The Belgian group was originally formed by producer Wout van Dessel and vocalist Sylvie de Bie and the duo scored one of the biggest vocal eurodance/trance tracks of all time with ‘Turn The Tide’ back in the year 2000.
Wout and Sylvie originally released ‘Turn The Tide’ under the group name Liquid ft. Silvy. The track, with its emotional lyrics, haunting vocals and euphoric chords meant their immediate breakthrough in the eurodance scene, causing the duo to change their name into Sylver. Their follow-up single ‘Forever In Love’ didn’t do as well, but when ‘Forgiven’ was released in 2001, Sylver really established themselves as an act that was here to stay. ‘Forgiven’, just like ‘Turn The Tide’, is all about heartbreak, breaking up and the regret of ending a relationship with that special someone.
In the years to come, Sylver remained extremely popular all across Europe, releasing a total of 5 studio albums. Guitarist John Miles Jr. joined the group in 2009 before Sylver disbanded in 2014, when Sylvie decided to focus on her solo career. She returned in 2016 with the group now mainly performing as headlining act on numerous 90s trance classics parties.
Relive Sylver’s ‘Forgiven’ down below by watching the official music video on YouTube.