London-based Austrian-Brazilian alternative artist Viji (aka Vanilla Jenner) has released her new single “Karaoke”, alongside an accompanying video.
Combining rhythmic, captivating alt-pop inflected lyrics with understated lo-fi instrumentation, Karaoke is a party anthem calling for chaos showing a more understated side to Viji’s sound. Speaking about it, Viji says:
“Karaoke is a song that came out of a silly 10 min jam at the end of a writing session. I remember picking up the bass and just riffing with some filthy low-end sounds. Dan (Carey) felt the magic and we recorded 3 or 4 minutes of us going for it, followed by some guide vocals inspired by shouty Japanese punk songs I like. What the lyrics actually turned into is such a time stamp of what I was going through at that very moment”
The single is accompanied by an eerie new video, Viji continues to say, “the video is a collaboration with director Claryn Chong, whose made my sexy nightmares come to life. As an homage to where the album ‘So Vanilla’ was recorded, we filmed the video on Streatham high street in London. Speedy Wunderground central!”
Watch it below.
Referencing the easy, sleazy sounds of the 90s, Viji has been cementing herself as one of the most exciting alternative artists to watch in the UK right now. Having previously released music on Dirty Hit, she recently signed to Speedy Wunderground and has rapidly built a loyal fanbase whilst receiving widespread plaudits.
Viji Upcoming Live Shows
21st September – Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany –
23rd September – Float Along Festival – Sheffield
14th October – Beyond the Music Festival – Manchester
22nd October – SWN Festival – Cardiff
28th October – Jacaranda – Liverpool
29th October – Jumbo – Leeds
30th October – Rough Trade – London
1st November – Pie & Vinyl – Southsea
2nd November – Vanilo – Southampton
5th November – Mutations Festival – Brighton
Photo Credit: Nicole Ngai