PROVIDENCE, RI | MAY 24TH, 2019 - Brand new dark pop artist Viana has announced the upcoming release of her debut single, "Wine & Roses," out on all digital music platforms June 7th, 2019. Most known as lead vocalist of the recently disbanded funky pop rock band Royal Street, Viana transforms into her own on "Wine & Roses"; it's fierce, unconventional, and pristine. As the release date for the single nears, Viana grows increasingly excited to unveil her solo creations. A self-described 'dark alternative-pop' artist, Viana fashions an eerie, yet riveting sound on "Wine & Roses".
Viana has been singing ever since she can remember. She was born in the summer of 1993. Raised on church gospel, classic rock and a touch of jazz , Viana’s vocals have morphed through the years into a sound uniquely hers. A decade of fronting pop-punk bands, starring in local musical productions and dabbling in some moderate witchcraft have been integral in the formation of the ethereal melody-machine that is Viana.
Viana’s sound can best be described as dark alternative-pop. Enchanting beats, flawless vocal runs and syrupy sweet lyrics are enough to wake the dead and get even the saddest bones moving. Her influences include other unique and strong female singer-songwriters such as Maggie Rogers, FKA Twigs, Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers and of course, our lord and savior, Beyoncé. With a style influenced by a combination of being a sucker for a catchy melody, yet still bringing a natural edge brought on by years of fronting rock bands, paired with her giant doe-eyes and freckles, Viana’s presence is one to pay attention to. Her gifts were shared while touring with past bands Sienna and Royal Street, playing to small groups in basements, and to crowds of 2,000+ enthusiastic and captivated show-goers.
Viana’s mission through music is to connect with all people and remember that self expression should be about going with your gut and listening to your own instincts. Growing up in a female fronted band always striving to be the next big thing brings an unnecessary pressure. These days, she creates what she wants and what feels most comfortable for her, and wants to help her listeners do the same. After ten years of collaborative work, Viana’s fierce independence has led to the shedding of her past skin and the incubation of this unapologetically Viana project: new, strange, and no-fucks-given.
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Twitter - @vianavalentine
Instagram - @vianavalentine
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