Let’s get stuck in for another interview of the day! This time we’re talking to Vaya!
- If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?
Hi there, we are VAYA, a duo: Raphael Mtx on drums and me as singer composer ( instrumental part as well). VAYA is actually on its second opus: a sound clearly unique, experimental and powerful.
- How did you all meet?
We met in Switzerland . I just moved in a small area and went to the nearest music shop to introduce myself and meet « what’s going on there ». Through a simple business card that I found ( that was not about music), I met Raphael on the first call ( he was working for this company). And then we developed this new face of the music together till now.
- How long have you been playing?
😀 Oh my God…. I start music when I was 3-4 years old: classical roots and singing. So it s been more than 30 years now.
- What three words would you use to describe the music you play?
From the first album to the second one, the sound has clearly evolute. The first album is more straight, rock, I would say more accessible to hear. It has already for sure some deep level that just bring you tears to the eyes or shake your bones. The second one is more experimental due to the way of playing the instruments that is not usual, the length of some tracks is insane;) ( but we made it!). It is more about a story with chapters, deep emotions, scream from the bottom of your heart and soul without any filter. It drives you in such unexpected dimensions ( that was and is still my case when I am working on it).
- What are your musical influences?
Well, influences are really eclectic, thanks my parents and especially my mother: classical, operas, psyché rock, uk pop, blues, jazz then I continue by myself with electronic, industrial, garage, punk, etc….
- What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?
🙂 When the sound engineer decided to leave angry before our live: And the wierdest is that in the middle of it he came back to fight with another one that was trying to help us with the sound system.
- Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?
I will go to Japan! We have to finish two short movies there:)
- What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?
None, there is always something interesting in music.
- What have you been listening in the last few weeks?
I listened and am still listening lot of jazz playlist and energetic sounds.
- Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?
Yes of course! We are on the process for this second opus. Actually we are on the post-production: the visual part, the mastering etc… It is new for us having pleasure to take time about the whole process:)
Here, an extract: one song of it that has been pictured in Japan as a short movie and has been selected in several film festival allover the world.
Some words about it:
The short movie: