Veronica opens your eyes with her new EP Just A Dream — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Featuring the previously single The Lake Of The Dead as well as the new track As Dancers, the singer-songwriter’s latest release features a sound throughout that is simultaneously stirring and spellbinding. Evocative piano lines, anthemic percussion and orchestral strings all serve to reinforce the expressive vocal performances the artist delivers. Veronica is able to bring her audience into an idyllic forest, using emotional storytelling and angelic vocal layers. All this comes together to create something uplifting, cinematic and laced in melancholy.
“This EP is a collection of stories inspired by my experiences in dreams and real-life, all intricately woven together by a sense of bittersweetness,” Veronica says. “Through these melodies, we delve into the poignant recognition that certain chapters of our lives must inevitably conclude, while also exploring the profound interconnectedness of souls and the vast expanse of the universe.
“Each song encapsulates moments that made me feel a profound connection not just to this world but also to other ethereal realms. It’s as if a touch of magic flows through me, as well as everyone around. With these songs, we embrace the boundless potential to shift and shape the experiences we yearn for, understanding that our destinies are not fixed but rather malleable to our desires.”
As Dancers begins with eerie strings paired with a gentle, reserved piano line. Airy synth pads fill the soundscape as Veronica’s vocals enter the soundscape. This instrumentation slowly builds, alongside the harmonies, to create a dynamic texture that becomes a vivid composition. The artist cries out over the instrumentation, heartfelt and heartbroken, the arrangement culminating in a vibrant climax, before falling into a lonely piano line to lead us out of the EP.
“This song came to me while I was driving,” Veronica recalls. “I stopped to record a voice note on my phone and then I left it there unfinished for months, but then the words started to randomly pop into my brain and I sat down and finished the lyrics in 10 minutes. As Dancers talks about a romance that has to end because of distance, and the bittersweet feeling that that creates because both people need to accept the ending of the relationship, but they also hope to meet again in the future, which is one of the most painful things I have experienced in love, because it makes it so hard to move on and stop living in the past. In my case, I still feel connected to this person and I don’t think I will ever stop feeling like this, even if our story is now feeling like it was all a dream.”
Originally hailing from Milan, Veronica moved to London in 2021, pursuing her music career and captivating audiences with her enchanting performances. She has supported the likes of Lina Makoul, Michael Malarkey and David Keenan. In her music, she blends emotional health and spirituality, creating intricate harmonies with layers of her voice and bringing her songs to life.
With a strong desire for creative control and a mission to challenge the male-dominated industry, Veronica has taken the reins and started producing her own music. This has allowed her to develop a signature sound that is both ethereal and alluring, drawing comparisons to renowned artists including Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Aurora and FKA Twigs.