By: Staff –
Emerging artist Vaeda Black is back with her new track “Cigs”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“Saverio and I wrote “Cigs” when the quarantine just started when people were really social distancing and staying inside,” said Black. “I was experimenting with using Logic making beats that week and there was one night where I started this song that felt kind of indie and sparse. I texted him and told him that I was working on something but was stuck, so he FaceTimed me and told me to send him the project. He added some guitar and started singing over it. We sent the song back and forth for hours until we thought it was done. starting around 11pm and finished at 4am.”
“Cigs” turned out to be a song that shows the thoughts that go through your head after a breakup and the unhealthy ways you cope with heartbreak or loss,” continued Black. “Working with Saverio is always great because he’s so creative and he has such a knack for melodies and hooks. We met when we were in high school at LIHSA (Long Island High School for the Arts). We both were acting majors and became friends. We both attended LIU Brooklyn’s music tech program last semester as well. I consider him to be one of my really close friends, so I’m really excited to be creating music with him.”
Don’t be fooled by the name – Vaeda Black is bringing new light to the alt pop scene. At 18-years-old, Vaeda may be a fresh face, but her songwriting skills reflect the confidence of a seasoned veteran. Her new song “Cigs” is an intricately crafted piece that will resonate with you from beginning to end. Her lush and strong vocals pull you in the brilliant instrumentation that drives the song home. It’s a breath of fresh air in the current music world, and a tasty treat for your ears. Teaming up with artist Saverio, the two are a musical match made in heaven.
With an ethereal sound that’s just slightly sinister, Vaeda’s songs are packed with raw emotion, while being unapologetically real. With several singles under her belt, Vaeda’s vocals drawl on like a dream in each one, reflecting the same grit she picked up while getting started in her native New York.
Vaeda is a true paradox, and the kind of vocalist that can spin a story like no other, moving seamlessly from a sweet and delicate delivery to incredibly controlled power. Her spellbinding sound paints a colorful picture for listeners of who Vaeda Black is, where she’s been, and where she’s going. Fearless in the way she composes each track to reveal different sides of herself, Vaeda is undeniably one to watch in the year ahead.