The metamorphosis of gifted folk singer/songwriter Celia Pavey into the electro pop powerhouse Vera Blue has been as visually electrifying as it has musically scintillating.
It began with the release of the critically lauded EP Fingertips and its achingly ethereal breakthrough platinum single “Hold.” Musically, the track fuses Pavey’s raw lyrical insights and captivating vocals with elegant, hypnotic electronica; while the accompanying black and white video plays with close up perspectives and a hauntingly interior tone.
The rapturously received debut album Perennial came next; along with that dance-inducing, double platinum single “Regular Touch” – and its far more cinematic visual direction. This time, a Goddess-like Vera Blue is captured in sweeping colour against majestic snow peaks and rolling, faded green mountain ranges; her soaring vocals as wild and resplendent as her flaming hair.
The blinding success of Perennial was followed by the globally penetrating Flume collaboration “Rushing Back” (which reached #2 on Triple J’s Hottest 100); and two chart topping post album singles. The breezily melodic “All The Pretty Girls” scales down the electronica and turns up the folk-pop; while “The Way That You Love Me” moved back towards electronic grunge and showed us how sometimes love can be taken advantage of.
Which brings us to the next exhilarating chapter in the Vera Blue Odyssey, and the brand new single (from the upcoming second studio album) – called “Lie To Me.”
She dropped a video on November 17th that features her playing the song acoustically, and it will give you chills down your spine. She brings in a ton of emotion from her vocals, and adds to the overall feel of the track with some beautiful guitar chords. The video was filmed at The Grounds in Alexandria, Sydney. Check out the video below.
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Aria Velz is a director, TikToker, and Lesbian Media Enthusiast based in the D.C. area. On November 2nd, she sat down with me to talk about it all, from her latest production at Olney Theatre Center to the things that lead to her little corner on TikTok.
On October 29th, Olney Theatre Center wrapped its run of Prince Gomolvilas’ ‘The Brothers Paranormal.’ The disconcerting, borderline terrifying production was co-directed by Olney’s Senior Associate Artistic Director, Hallie Gordon, and Velz herself. The show was one of the spookiest times I have had in a theatre in quite some time. It was evident that the show was a well researched labor of love.