By: Staff –
Emerging artist Val Astaire is back with a dreamy new video for “Kiss”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“I wanted my own industrial power anthem; something layered with heavy drum lines, ominous undertones and a trance-like vocal performance,” said Astaire. “I drew a lot of influence from NIN as well as Kanye West and Marilyn Manson. Lyrically, this is an open letter to that little voice in my head. Its a ‘STFU’ in those moments of uncertainty and worry. It’s about being a badass even when everything in you doubts otherwise.”
The Philadelphia born turned New York City native has spent the better part of a decade contributing to several musical projects across over 60 countries. In 2018, he and fellow producer and guitarist, Christopher Curran began what would become the first of two EP’s. Spending the rest of the year pursuing other artistic endeavours and touring, Curran and Astaire reconvened over the songs to release Yellow in the fall of 2018. Shortly thereafter, the two revisited the first collection of songs they had written to release ‘///’ in January of 2019, which has since received over 250k streams on Spotify. In March of 2019, the two brought in songwriter and producer Kyle Blamy and settled themselves into Barbershop Studios alongside producers Brett Romnes and Gary Cioni to signal in the next chapter.