Christa Vi streams new album track: ‘Now’
Listen to Now here
Makeshift Happiness LP
25th November 2016
‘Dreamy, Stunning’ – The 405
‘Sleek, polished electro-pop…’ – BBC6 Introducing
Christa Vi, an Australian / German Singer Songwriter living in East London, has been steadily building her synthpop sound for a number years and is due to release her debut album Makeshift Happiness this November.
The record is a result of studio sessions with co-producers Andrew McDonnell (Petite Noir, SUNS) and Dan Brown (Massive Attack, Karin Park). Christa Vi’s effervescence as an artist has also allowed her to collaborate with a variety of remix producers on singles lifted from the album, including Fybe:One (Shades Recordings), Amtrac (Toolroom, Super Music Group), Russ Chimes (Sony, Uno Mass) and Amateur Best (Double Denim, Brille).
Intriguing, wistful and melodic, Makeshift Happiness is brimming with Christa Vi’s expertly crafted pop-melodies, blending enchanting hooks with soul-bearing lyrics that touch upon the mysteries of the human condition. Born out of a complex relationship with her adopted city of London and its people, her songs have often been sparked by overhearing strangers’
conversations, where anonymous but dense living gives rise to shared snippets of private emotions and insight. A casual obsession with origami inspired the concept of creating something beautiful or functional out of something ordinary- a metaphor for making the best of life’s hard knocks.
Much like the work of Shura or Jessy Lanza, Christa Vi’s electronic pop effort crosses over seamlessly into the dance world, with most recent single release ‘Futureproof’ loaded with dancefloor ready club cuts. DJ support from the likes of Paul Oakenfold, London’s KissFM, Australia’s Triple J, Amazing Radio and DJ Mag radio certify Christa Vi as a respected figure in the realms of pop and electronic music, with Makeshift Happiness acting as a greater testimony to her ability and versatility as a singer and songwriter.
Website: http://christavi.com/ Photocredit : Jon Enoch
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