ISRAELI INDIE-FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER VANNA RELEASES "LET ME FALL", THE SECOND SINGLE FROM HER UPCOMING DEBUT EP
FRIDAY, 22 MAY 2020, SINGAPORE - Israeli Indie-Fol singer-songwriter VANNA releases Let Me Fall, the second single of her 5-track debut EP High Hopes released via Umami Records. This song explores the meaning of embracing the vulnerability that one has while falling in love. The ambient production centered around a finger picked acoustic guitar and pulsating bass lines exudes a powerful calming feeling to listeners' ears throughout the song.
Produced by Roy Avital of Tel Aviv based indie-electronic trio Garden City Movement and mastered by Matt Colton (James Blake, Muse, Coldplay), Let me Fall is an ambient-folktronica song about letting yourself fall completely in love, and embracing the vulnerability that comes along with that. "When you fall in love, you expose yourself to getting hurt. It's an endless paradox. When you let someone enter your inner world, your're allowing them to gently break down you walls and the amazing things can happen.", shares Vanna, "I was scared that one day I'd lose this feeling, and when it really happened I felt so alone trying to move on. This is the risk you take for falling in love."
VANNA builds up the energy from the verses to the choruses, culminating in the bridge. "And all I could every ask is to be someone else / To know what I am for you to feel that you want me too / And I wanna clear my head I don't wanna be so scared / To leave all my fears behind / To know you're on my side", she sings, before releasing all the tension in the final instrumental drop.
VANNA tells the story about how she wrote the song: "At one of my gigs I did a cover of RY X's Deliverance, adding a minimal beat and playing on my keyboard. When I finished singing the cover I kept going with the beat and sang a new song, which became Let Me Fall. It was a special moment. After I finished singing I told the audience that I felt like a rapper improvising lyrics on the go. I said I hoped that someone in the audience recorded it because this would become my new song."
A music video accompanies the release of this single, directed by award-winning independent filmmaker Matan Balalty and French-Israeili artist Noemie Dahan, shot at the Beit Talal In Jaffa featuring four professional contemporary dancers.
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 Wolk, SYML and Soley.
"Let Me Fall" by VANNA is available everywhere at this link: https://www.umamirecords.sg/let-me-fall/
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.
Her debut EP High Hopes, which she has been working on for the last 3 years, will be released over 2020 by 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), High Hopes delivers a delicate fusion of indie electronic, pop, and folk influences by artist like RY X, Oscar and the Wolf, SYML and Solet.
VANNA's intimate live shows combine unique electronic production with live instruments like violins and acoustic guitars. She strives to draw the audience deep into her world of raw emotions, taking them on a journey they will never forget.
“This song 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
“This 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.