In a new single from An Vedi the artist showcases her ability to portray heavy emotional drive and passion in her vocal performance with the range that surprises you and then humbles you all at once.
The track is dubbed "My Sweet Lord" and it certainly feels very personal and honest along with a graceful and glorifying vocal shine that that can whiskey away to wherever it wants to take you.
And I think that's one of the biggest aspects to this song that moves you. It's that stripped down piano and vocals impact. It has a certain power behind it that allows you to just focus on the emotion coming from those vocals and even in the dynamic and passionate way the piano is being played as well.
It all comes together in a certain way that feels genuine and authentic. And this is why the song boasts that sort of power.
This was wonderfully woven, and beautifully designed to accompany the artists singing style and it worked like a charm.
She certainly does come off charming as well on the track itself. This has a bit of cinematic backbone and definitely feels dramatic and Theatrical. And we mean that in a good way of course. Those aspects are important with a song like this one, they helped display that aesthetic and that again, genuine emotion.
This is the type of song that can make the hairs on your arms stand up straight. Especially if you're in a certain mood. It wraps itself around you and lets you just get washed away with it all.
It feels great.
With the release of such a powerful single, we wanted to have a sit-down with An Vedi to find out what drove this song and where it came from in the first place.
Also, what might be next for the Artist as well.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Let's kick things off with "My Sweet Lord". This track was beautifully performed and felt very genuine! Where did this single come from?
Definitely from my mind and heart. It seems to me that the task of any artist is to show emotions. It can be more external or internal emotions. The first notes of the song appear from the silence. This is the emotion that I wanted to show - the image of a person who communicates with God and the Universe. But also, here I'm talking about unity - you can hear the word "we" in the second verse several times. And the chorus of the song has only a few notes in the vocal part, so many people can really sing it.
Buzz Slayers: When did this all start for you? When did you fall in love with music?
I started with the basics. My parents are not musicians but attended classical and rock concerts before I was born. I recently discovered a paper program of a symphonic music concert that took place about 3 months before my birth. So I already learned the score of Brahms' 3rd Symphony in advance. (Just a joke.)
At the age of 4 I started as a violinist. About the age of 7, I learned to play the piano rather quickly. And after a couple of years I began to compose small pieces. I listened to different music. But I studied at a special school at the Conservatory and devoted most of the day to studying. So I started writing songs after I entered post-graduate studies in 2014. From that time I have released many albums and singles as an independent artist. I also started collaborating with members of the Recording Academy, which is a great honor for me.
As for the "love of music", I think it's too little to be a modern musician. I know what it is to work 10-15 hours a day, I learned this from early childhood. When you hear some music that evokes emotions in you - it is played by someone else or it sounds in your head (and this needs to be urgently written down in a notebook) this is what you cannot live without. Someone is born with this feeling, and someone acquires it during life. I feel like I'm constantly falling in love with what I'm doing, whether it's performing or writing music.
Buzz Slayers: What inspires you to write a song?
It can be completely different things. Beautiful nature, beautiful animals, good or bad weather, an interesting book. But in general, this is not something specific, it is a “collective emotion” that needs to be worked on in order for it to become a song. That is, this is what you take in part from this world, from people or circumstances.
Buzz Slayers: This song has some great styles! Can you give us some of your top musical influences?
You know, it turns out that I don't have almost exactly the same albums or singles in style. There may be a difficulty in this and I am "playing with fire" because "we don't know what she will release next", as someone wrote about me. And for me it's a challenge. Because artists find one genre and live in it for many years, release music. I can not do that. I listened to and played a lot of music - classical, rock, jazz, pop. But for me it is important not that a song will be in such a "favorite for the audience" style , but that it may be something new in terms of art, some small, but invention.
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Well, I walk my dogs, I read books, I do the usual things. Basically, everything is related to music. Even if I'm not working in the studio or preparing for a concert or something else, it's always connected with the music. I am actively interested in fashion, there is also something that can inspire me. But I also find opportunities to do something in related areas of music. For example, now I am also actively engaged in conducting. I recently won several competitions and was invited to take part in prestigious conducting courses that will be held this year in various cities in the US and Europe. But, at the same time, just yesterday I wrote another new song.
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
I've just received new exclusive tracks from my fellow members of the Recording Academy and I'm listening to them right now. The 2nd round voting at the Award has recently ended and I am very glad that many of my friends became nominees, and some of them for the second time. And they are all independent artists without a major label. So stay tuned, my new collaborations will be announced soon.
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
I don't perform much as a singer songwriter, much more as a classical performer and composer. Because of the pandemic, I started doing a lot of live recordings. But if you dive deeper into my YouTube channel, there are songs from 5 years ago that were recorded sometimes just with a phone camera.
Buzz Slayers: This track feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming artists out there?
I think advice like "believe in yourself" or "follow your dreams" might sound silly. But if you look at these phrases "under the microscope" and understand what strategy may be behind it, it can work. "Believe in yourself" means that no matter how many songs or music you write you don't like, you can work on one or a few things seriously and something might come out of it. Then you can release it officially under your artist name and you will already have "recording credits" of your discography as an artist. "Follow your dream" means that you do something every day to achieve it. It is like laying one or more bricks every day at the construction site of your future house. For example, you work on the lyrics today, on the chord progression tomorrow, on the arrangement in two days, and then look for opportunities for other people to hear and review it. And then at some stage you will need to connect with other artists for a collaboration. It's a great experience.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
Certainly several of my singles and several new collaborative projects will be released this year.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Keep loving the music you listen to, support your favorite artists and discover new music creators!