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VÏKÆ - Single Review: Angry Girl

09 Dec 2020 // A review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo

Auckland based songwriter and vocalist VïKÆ was originally born in Ukraine, and post-Chernobyl sought refuge here in New Zealand. She has an interesting backstory and brings forth her unique life experience to give a voice to important themes surrounding mental health, growth and expression. For a newly evolving artist, she is a breadth of new space and air for pop music. VïKÆ brings forth her talent, fascination for creativity, and ignitable energy. Having been classically trained as an opera singer, VïKÆ has the ability to shift in genre, and provoke emotive and captivating concepts in her music.

Angry Girl is VïKÆ’s latest single. It’s a thought-enhancing and melodious song, showcasing one of humankind’s strongest emotions with attitude. The sound is energy-filled, rich in beat with jumpy, arcade-styled layers. Here we see confident vocals coupled with skilled production. You feel a bit of Sia, and perhaps a bit of Taylor Swift influence, yet there’s something very original about the mastering of the song. Her energy is well-showcased in Angry Girl’s music video.

Lyrically, the song talks about a girl who throws shade and envy, is cynical, powered by hate, and repeats her patterns in society. Driven by greed and a real Judas to herself, Angry Girl depicts a character you don’t want to mess with, but also perhaps a fragment of ourselves when anger is a constant. It’s a character and a feeling that walks among us, presenting itself here in her raw form. VïKÆ does well to exploit the theme with brilliance and combustion. This is a performance you will want to see live!

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About VÏKÆ

Originally born in Ukraine and seeking refuge in New Zealand post Chernobyl; classically trained musician VïKÆ has done a full 360 dance through the music-sphere. Originally training as an opera singer, VïKÆ switched genres when she felt the need to create art that provokes thoughts, is catchy, exciting and fresh. Finishing her Bachelor of Music (Performance Voice) from the University of Otago (2016) VÏKÆ has finally landed where she describes as feeling ‘most at home’. Personal experiences provide a voice for the voiceless and an homage to the underdogs. Breaking stigmas to showcase the true magic behind closed doors for those living with disabilities and those who suffer from mental health, VÏKÆ is not shy about her was diagnosis with bipolar; saying “being creative is a great form of healing”. VÏKÆ lathers her songs in silvery and powerful vocals and her lyricism is raw, clever and a little peculiar. Taking inspiration from Taylor Swift, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald and traditional Ukrainian instruments, VÏKÆ is certainly one to watch.




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Year: 2020
Type: EP

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