VISSIA

FRESH: ‘On My Mind’ – VISSIA

VISSIA has you “On My Mind”

Electro-Pop, Synth-Disco

Canadian pop singer VISSIA ‘pops’ into 2021 with her amazing new single, “On My Mind”, which is stacked to the roof with electro-synth-retro-disco beats.

VISSIA’s vocals are so akin to Roisin Murphy and you could be mistaken that this is an extension of Moloko, but this is very definitely VISSIA and a trip back in time to the now.

Encompassing the sweaty momentum of the dancefloors which we all miss so much, VISSIA’s latest single is an ode to the simplicity of being in the moment with someone you love and appreciate – mind, body and soul. Tapping into the neo-disco beats of the 80s revival, “On My Mind” is reminiscent of the the subtlety of the synths used as soundscapes with a backing beat creates a nostalgic and heady atmosphere of songs long ago, reflecting the nature of the relationship which VISSIA sings about.

Of the track, VISSIA says: “It’s about being in the moment with somebody special and appreciating all of them – mind, body and soul – right here, right now, just as they are. There is no past. There is no future. There is only the eye-locking, breathtaking, sexy, sweaty, fun, beautiful, uncomplicated now”.

VISSIA made her debut in 2017 with her EP, “You Should Be Sleeping”, but after three year break, came back with force and intention in 2020 with “I Believe In You”. “On My Mind” is the first of a continuing batch of songs written in 2020 that will take her ever higher in 2021 and “On My Mind” sure as hell is the way forward and upwards.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!