Listen to Veronika Vesper’s debut single, SuffocateBy Editor
If you haven't yet heard of Veronika Vesper, then you're in for something very, very different.
Manufactured pop star she isn’t, but rather a creative artist with a carved out vision who is currently readying the release of her debut single, Suffocate.
Released on 26th October through Volcanique Records, the single is a massive pop song infused with drum and bass beats, as well as a symphonic string section that nods back to her orchestral beginnings as a first rate flautist in an international touring orchestra.
The theme of the track touches upon the idea of emancipating oneself from external restraints, which may have been influenced by her near death experience when she suffered a serious kidney problem a few years ago.
Working within the confines of a large band, rather than leading as a front woman, may have also been a determining factor when writing Suffocate, as her creativity was stifled when she was played the music of others instead of her own.
Visually, Vesper describes the video as 'Lara Croft meets 5th Element', which is an apt encapsulation of the creative direction, which seems indebted to the darkness of sci-fi films.
With a heady mix of extremes like fairy, punk, gentleness and a hardcore fierceness, Vesper is a true innovation, one that is sure to turn heads very soon.