Vania – Wonder

If you’re a fan of Kate Bush and Grimes then boy do we have a treat for you today with the hauntingly beautiful artist Vania who combines her ethereal vocal that has a celestial quality to it with ominous hard-hitting industrial beats to creating a dynamic soundscape that has me on tenterhooks. Her debut track Surrender was a gorgeous affair that had me falling for her sound and her follow up Wonder is her most personal to date with it exploring her nostalgia of the time she spent at an eating disorder treatment centre.

Speaking about the creative process of writing the track Vania had this to day, “It was a few years into my recovery and I was frustrated with my progress. I craved the false sense of power that being ill gave me and all I wanted was to return to the place where I’d had the complete care and attention of the people around me. I was worried that this topic would be triggering for myself and for others, but I take comfort in knowing that, rather than resorting to old behaviors, I chose to mourn through my music.

I will say her sound is marmite, you’ll either love it or hate it and, honestly, that’s one of the biggest compliments I can give an artist as if you’re innovating and creating music that expresses a whole range of emotion the way that she does then not everyone is going to love it, but I’m falling head over heels for it. The juxtaposing beats with her airy vocal piercing through them in a glorious explosion mixed with her poetically poignant lyrics and enthralling soundscape is all I could want from an artist and then some. Love it.

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