FRIDAY, 10 JULY 2020, SINGAPORE – Israeli singer-songwriter VANNA has finally dropped ‘Voices,’ the third single from her debut EP ‘High Hopes’ via Singapore based indie label Umami Records.
Produced by Roy Avital of Tel Aviv based indie-electronic trio Garden City Movement and
mastered by Matt Colton (James Blake, Muse, Coldplay), ‘Voices’ takes pride of its deeply
melodic and hauntingly atmospheric folktronica production. Made more vulnerable with
captivating vocals, the song is about VANNA’s experience in overcoming the voices and
troubles inside her head.
VANNA shares the story behind the latest track: “I wrote this song about myself emerging from a period of a troubled inner world. Anxiety, depression, walking around my bed, walking around my head. Trying to make it all disappear. Mental health is a big part of my subject matter as it’s something I have been dealing with for the past 10 years.”
‘Voices’ raises awareness on issues surrounding mental and emotional health. It aims to break the stigma and educate listeners on the importance of intervention. The Israeli singer-songwriter relates, “Sometimes they can be so repetitive and make you stay awake the whole night. This song is about overcoming and accepting this situation. Insomnia, anxiety can be really exhausting, but every episode, rough as it will be, will end.”
Born and raised in Tel Aviv, of Indian and Iranian parents, VANNA grew up immersed in music,culture and diversity. Creating music is her way of confronting and understanding the turmoil she feels within herself, and she hopes her songs will touch others going through the same struggle. She is also a graduate of the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. Over the last 3 years, VANNA has been working closely with producer Roy Avital on her debut EP High Hopes, delivering a delicate fusion of indie electronic, pop, and folk influenced by artists like RY X, Oscar and the Wolf, SYML and Sóley.
Voices by VANNA is available everywhere at this link: https://www.umamirecords.sg/voices/
“Let Me Fall showcases a beautiful performance filled with passionate songwriting and energy so fun you’ll be humming and singing along in no time” – Keep Walking Music
“Let Me Fall is perfect for television. This is the type of tune that would be in the running for a James Bond movie soundtrack placing but would ultimately be pushed aside in favour of a more mainstream name (like Adele) at the last minute. This is a high level tune, the production is A grade and VANNA’s vocals are sublime. I take great pride in unearthing work like this. I’m fairly certain that people would absolutely fall in love with this tune if they heard it.” – The Sound Sniffer
“High Hopes made me stop in my tracks, turn off the lights, and turn on fairy lights around my room. That is the physical response an indie electro song should have.” – Unheard Gems
“High Hopes is such a beautiful arrangement. VANNA has an outstanding voice, that collides into you at first listen. It’s so soft and passionate, not forced. The production and build in this track is powerful, over subtle guitar picking and entwined with subtle synth voices and strings piercing through. The track builds and transforms as VANNA takes you on a journey, exploring the depths of hope even amidst struggle. VANNA’s debut EP is set to release this summer and we are over-the-moon with excitement.” – IMR
“High Hopes is a tender reflection on not giving up with an immersive soundscape that quivers with emotion.” – ohestee
About Umami Records
Umami Records is a Singapore-based indie record label founded in 2013. Much like the “5th taste” reputation of its namesake, the label strongly believes in discovering new, interesting sounds that run underground and away from the mainstream. The label’s tight-knit, curated roster thus far has included releases from Linying, The Steve McQueens, brb., Evanturetime, CampFire, Martin Baltser, Phoria, Oriental Cravings, and more.