Brooklyn electropop chanteuse Kelsey Byrne, aka VÉRITÉ, has released a new EP and she’s launching a tour at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Sunday, May 15.
The new five-track EP Living, released on May 6, pairs VÉRITÉ with a host of producers, including Stefan Graslund (Charli XCX), Tim Anderson (BANKS), and Peter Thomas (Betty Who). All of the songs, particularly the lead single “Constant Crush,” serve as strong showcases for VÉRITÉ’s sweeping voice and a fondness for putting unconventional twists in her soaring oohs and aahs.
Listen to the Living EP via Soundcloud:
Previously, VÉRITÉ has released two well-received EPs — Echo and Sentiment. In commenting on the process behind the new EP, VÉRITÉ released the following statement:
“Living was written in the wake of ‘Sentiment’ and after the first tour. It was the first time I had been able to dedicate all of my time to the project and writing. If I’m being honest, it was really uncomfortable and oddly exhausting and forced me to over analyze my writing and process in a way I wasn’t used to. The EP takes these tiny moments and magnifies and over analyzes them until they are unrecognizable. The idea was to present an unadulterated look into how my mind works.
“Sonically, I tried to elevate and push away from what is traditionally ‘alternative electro pop’ or whatever labels I had been associated with. I worked with a different producer for each song, which in the beginning was unintentional but became a challenge. The goal was to tie in those conflicting perspectives to sound like one cohesive voice. Ultimately this started as an experiment in how to deal with and interact with time. Hoping that people can resonate with it in any way.”
Rock & Roll Hotel
Sunday, May 15