Posted On 03 Aug 2017
Meet the rising alt-pop songstress VÉRITÉ! On June 23rd, she released her debut album called “Somewhere in Between” via Kobalt Music Recordings. “Bout You” was the name of the lead single which was co-produced by Peter Thomas & LB Productions.
VÉRITÉ has accumulated over 95+ million streams on Spotify to date, and has landed five #1 hits on Hype Machine.
Tickets to the upcoming ‘Somewhere In Between Tour’ (that includes shows within Brooklyn, Seattle, Austin, Boston, Atlanta and more) can be purchased now via VÉRITÉ‘s website, PRESS HERE to purchase. There will be special VIP packages available that include a meet & greet, a limited edition signed poster and more.
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Learn more about VÉRITÉ in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! What are some words you would use to describe 2016 for you and your music? How has 2017 been treating you?
No complaints for 2017 so far. 2016 was a time for figuring shit out musically. I think I learned a lot about what I want.
Where does this interview find you today? Is there music playing in the background? If so, what is it?
No joke, I’m in Italy on the side of a mountain on a vacation. This is not usual. I’m listening to the new Portugal, The Man album.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory? If you weren’t an artist today, what else could you see yourself doing?
I’ve always wanted to be a musician. My earliest musical memory was when I got to sing a solo in a Christmas play when I was in elementary school. If I wasn’t in music, I’d be getting my MBA and going and starting some company.
How did you come up with your artist name? Why not just go by your own real name?
I wanted separation between myself and the project. I honestly came across the name on Google, committed and never looked back.
You just released your debut album called “Somewhere in Between” via Kobalt Music Recordings. What was it like putting this collection together? Did anything surprise you about making it? How long did it all take?
I wrote and pieced this album together over the last year and a half. It was definitely a time of exploration and experimentation for me. I underestimated how much larger of an undertaking making an album is verses an EP. I learned a lot and can’t wait to make a second album.
Can you talk about what it was like creating your single “Phase Me Out”? How did it go from being an idea in your head to a full-fledged track?
Phase Me Out was written in a blind date writing session in London. It was written in one sitting and then stored away while I went to write more of the album. The production needed to be restructured, so I brought it to Peter Thomas and Jay Vice who balanced the organic elements with some more pristine production.
What was it like performing “Phase Me Out” on the TODAY Show? Do you have more TV and/or tour dates scheduled for this summer?
The TODAY Show was a very surreal experience. It was also very early in the morning. I’m touring at the end of August through the end of September.
Who are some of your very favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? What musicians would you absolutely love to work with in the future?
This list changes every day. Currently, Pinegrove, Portugal, The Man, Kehlani, Anderson.Paak, and Lewis Del Mar. I’d love to work with any and all of them.
What do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people continue to take away from your songs?
I hope people feel something. I don’t really care what.
What advice would you give to someone just getting started on this music path? Or even to someone young that is thinking of becoming a musician one day?
Expect it to be hard and don’t complain when it is. Don’t expect anyone to care as much as you do, but recognize that building something that is yours is invaluable.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
I’m just content and really grateful to this community of people who’ve come around this project. Looking forward to sharing more.