Published on December 13th, 2019 | by Guest Editor0
Alt-Pop Songstress Nadia Vaeh releases Christmas Song with Dark Spin on “Holidazed & Confused”
Los Angeles based alt-pop artist, Nadia Vaeh has released her stunning, non-traditional Christmas song “Holidazed & Confused”, which challenges the usual cheeriness of most Christmas songs in favor of a touching tribute to her mother.
Nadia Vaeh’s mother passed away when she was 17, making the holidays a hard time for her. “Holidazed & Confused” showcases the gloomy feelings of grief and loss that one can experience around Christmas. “It can be a really difficult time of year amidst the stillness as it brings reminders that some of those loved ones are no longer with us in the physical realm” she explains. “I wrote this song with my mom in mind. She was a little light force year-round and brought joy to so many. Her presence is always missed, but especially around this time of year when I have more time to reminisce”.
Nadia Vaeh is a believer in the power of pop music, even if it means giving it a darker spin for the sake of honesty. Born in one of today’s biggest music hubs – Atlanta, Georgia – she displayed a love of singing early on that led her mother to enroll her in the Atlanta Youth Choir when she was only 7. From there, her passion for music turned into a drive for songwriting and various stints in local bands during her teenage years. Throughout her musical journey, she’s found herself in traveling choirs, multi-genre projects and even the local Atlanta circus.
This journey got abruptly sidetracked at 17, however, with the devastating death of her mother – a poet and crucial influence in her life, which led to a period of deep pain and instability. Soon enough, Vaeh was ready to return to music. Pushing through the hardships of the industry and the moments of – as she puts it – “learning things the hard way”, she put out 5 singles in 2019 alone. Vaeh’s music embraces her traumas as part of her artistic voice, as she feels that her authenticity is not only healing for herself but can also help her listeners through their own struggles. Her deeply personal stories of love, lust, growth and inner strength sit comfortably atop stylish and morose electronic production reminiscent of Dua Lipa and even Billie Eilish. Coupled with catchy melodies and trendy drum programming, Vaeh’s voice is consistently pristine and emotive.
In addition to her single releases and international radio airplay, 2019 saw Vaeh come out with a mesmerizing cover of the somber Nirvana classic “Heart-Shaped Box”. With a story and message all of her own, and plenty more music on the way, Nadia Vaeh is surely a fresh new voice bound to make waves in the world of alt-pop.
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