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Sounds | Vera Sola - I'm Lying



Een derde zalige song van het nieuwe album van de Amerikaans-Canadese singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist en artiest Vera Sola. Minder bombast dan de vorige, wel een pak mysterieuzer. Qua instrumenten een stuk spaarzamer ook, waarbij een 'Spaans' aandoende akoestische gitaar en doffe drumklanken de boventoon voeren.


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Sola did not consider taking up music seriously until a longtime friend, songwriter Elvis Perkins, encouraged her to join his touring band. She toured and recorded with Elvis throughout and after his "I Aubade" album cycle. She credits Elvis with bringing her on stage and still plays bass guitar among other instruments in his band.


It was not until February 2017 that, after suffering a series of life-changing events, she decided to pursue a solo career in music. She entered the studio to record Shades, and took the name Vera Sola shortly after. Sola performed, arranged, and produced the entire album independently, telling Flood Magazine about the process: “...it's the direct result of my reality, personal and global, going up in a dark and disorienting and sad and often very funny blaze...When I finally talked myself into making it, I thought I’d have friends come in and contribute, but the nature of things drew me ultimately towards playing and arranging it all. So...it’s an unbroken vessel of my own energy, for better or worse. It was pure expression without expectation. I never even planned to release it. But here we are.”


In October 2017, she released an EP of Misfits covers, titled Last Caress, which attracted the attention of industry professionals.


The first single from Shades was self-released through her Spectraphonic label in August 2018, which released the album on November 9, 2018. On it, she plays a number of unconventional instruments, including bones, chains and breaking glass.


Music blog The Line of Best Fit gave the album a 9/10, writing: "Such is the virtuosity and accomplishment of her playing, Shades is bound with the tight-knit swagger of a group of road wearied sessions players. It’s hard to believe it is the work of just one person." The Sunday Times called her "an undeniably singular talent" and called 'Shades' an essential new release.

French Music magazine Magic gave it a 6/6 and named it the number 2 record of the year calling it an "absolute masterpiece".

In November 2018, Rolling Stone Magazine named her one of "The Top Ten Country Artists You Need to Know", citing her sense of social conscience and comparing her voice to Nancy Sinatra.


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