NYC based alt-pop artist Vaeda Black just dropped her brand new single "Drunken Tears" today! We had an opportunity to chat with her to get the scoop about the new single!
1. Can you give us some background on your new single “Drunken Tears”?
"'Drunken Tears' has come a long way from when I wrote it about four or five years ago. It was one of the first songs I wrote on the piano. Throughout the years, it has gone through a lot of different versions, but the main story in the song has stayed the same. It’s a murder ballad about luring someone into a bar and fantasizing about killing them. I honestly couldn’t tell you exactly where the inspiration to write it came from, but I’m thinking it had to do with the fact that I binge watched a bunch of seasons of American Horror Story around that time. I'm really happy with this final version of the song we’re putting out. I had the pleasure of working on it with Tiger Darrow, who produced the song. She was soooo great to work with and I’m looking forward to doing more with her in the future."
2. You channel a lot of raw emotion in your music. How are you able to hone that into workable music and lyrics?
"I think a lot of my music feels so emotional and almost theatrical because of how I write. I don’t usually force it. It’s just an emotional outlet for me, so it's hard for it to not feel raw. Everything I write is intentional."
3. What are you listening to these days?
"A ton of King Princess and Andrew Bird to be honest. They are my top two artists at the moment. I love their songwriting style and the way their music makes me feel."
4. Can you tell us about the New York scene and how you’re able to stand out?
"It's honestly really hard to stand out in New York haha. I am constantly surrounded by musicians whether that's in person or online. It can be a little overwhelming at times, but I try not to pay too much attention to that feeling because there is enough to go around. I love supporting other artists and I love when they support me. It's just such a great community to be a part of. I think what makes me stand out is my style/performance. I have been told that I am theatrical which CAN be taken as an insult, but I don't see it that way. It's what makes me different. Everyone seems so afraid of being animated and over the top for some reason. I think I don’t feel afraid of that because of my background in theater. It's where I learned how to perform. I also think it surprises people when they see me being that way in my vocals and performances because I am sooo much more low-key in real life."
5. What can we expect from you in the future?
"I am definitely going to be getting back in the studio with Tiger, but other than more music, there is a music video being filmed soon for "Drunken Tears" ;). I’m so excited for that shoot. I also may release an alternate version of "Drunken Tears", but I’m not sure about that yet. We’ll see."