Free Download: Vissia - 'You Should Be Sleeping' EP
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:58:13
Those of you who are fans of Alabama Shakes, or just good ole rock 'n' roll from a powerful female songwriter, might very well come to love Vissia. She just released her new EP, You Should Be Sleeping, earlier this month, and it is currently available as a free download.
The EP is a bold release that comes just ahead of the artist's forthcoming third solo full-length album, Place Holder. She explains, "The You Should Be Sleeping — EP is a peek at what's coming with the new full-length album, Place Holder. I am fascinated with people and how they behave and interact with one another in their most intimate relationships and vulnerable moments. Two people, existing in their own individual, personal realities, are trying to navigate one another. Emotions can feel intoxicating, words can become unforgiving. You say one thing, but mean another. What do I even mean anymore? How can I be more articulate? Open like a door, or at least a window. Even when we are not at our best, we can think we know what is best for someone else. But you won't get your answers staying up, spilling red-wine guts when you should be sleeping."
The EP stands as a strong product on its own. In only three tracks, the Canadian folk rocker is able capture the complex interactions between individuals while showcasing her powerful voice.
Vissia might be a new name, but she is an old soul who bleeds blues. Album opener "You Don't Know Her" begins with simple strumming and the singer's voice ringing true through the surrounding darkness. There is boldness in the direct songwriting, which suggests honesty pulled from real life experiences, but also a cleverness that comes from hard, steady work and maturity.
The title track finds the artist expanding on her sound. Electric guitars clang and drums shimmer in the dusky glow of Vissia's voice. On album closer "Mountaineer", the singer paints a Western landscape by diving into the traditions that birthed her sound.
This is pure rock 'n' roll at its finest from an artist who is set to breakout at any moment.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff