Ground Zero

There’s something overwhelming pleasant about simplicity. It’s in simplicity that we find the beauty in Vandetta’s single (coming up on her debut EP, due out on Syndicate on October 15). It’s dark, haunting, and downright enchanting. The clean downtempo industrial instrumentals allow Vandetta (who is half of Octover) to shine through.

While we were already impressed with this release based on the music alone, we have to marvel at the fact that everything was created via her mobile set-up, entirely on her own, in her Downtown LA loft. However, what’s even more impressive than that is the fact that she uses only her voice to create every sound. That’s right, every single element of her music, from the drums to the harmonies and melodies, is just Vandetta’s voice.

With fall right around the corner, we can’t help but be drawn to this eerie vocally driven track. While it leaves plenty for the imagination, Vanessa had this to add to the release,

I wanted to challenge myself and my skill since this was my first solo album although I’d been in business for over a decade. Most people in Singapore knew me as either a singer from an old hip-hop group or a presenter on radio. I engaged the part of me that was purely instinctual. I wasn’t bound by the rules of music and just allowed whatever I heard in my head and felt in my heart to come through. In feeling trapped by my own limitations I found the opportunity to make something that truly represented who I am and what I believe in. In some ways I suppose you could say that it was how I learned to fly.
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