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Exclusive Interview: VISSIA

Written by on May 10, 2021

Channel R Discover’s Tara spoke exclusively with Canadian songstress VISSIA about her new music, what inspires her and why she’s not apologizing for loving cheesy pop!

From the freezing lands of Canada comes VISSIA, a singer with a warm enough personality to thaw out that winter chill. WITH PLEASURE is an album for fans of HALSEY and HAIM which bubbles over with joy and even relishes in its low points, for the range of human emotion is something to be celebrated. Each track comes with a sense of intuition and playfulness, observing everyday life moments and turning them to gold, true slices of fun- filled alt-pop perfection in an impressive full length release from the Canadian artist.

Whether it’s the neo-soul bliss of ‘The Cliffs’, the disco revival beats of ‘On My Mind’, the funk-soul vocal acrobatics of ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’ or the liberated vibes of ‘My Wom’, this album includes nods to a more nostalgic era of pop music, one in which solid vocals and a killer bassline were all you need. There’s a sense that VISSIA makes clear to whom she owes her roots as she throws a nod backwards to the nostalgic 90s era of pop, where girl groups reigned supreme. But she also resolutely looks forwards with her aesthetic and purpose as a musician. The power of VISSIA is unmistakably feminine, coming from a place of utter empathy and descriptive talent in the way she draws on the power of nature and earth in order to create a totally unique personality which shines through in every single track.


Listen to this and more up and coming artists on “Discover“, playing Sunday’s at 1.30pm PT/4.30pm ET on Channel RToday’s Hits & Your All-Time Favorites.