Nadia Vaeh is a singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia fusing southern soul with pop music. For her, creating music and songwriting has been a journey back into her true skin and power. Via her dreamy dark-wave sound, she aims to inspire others to do the same.
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Where were you born, where are you now and where do you want to go?
I was born in Atlanta, GA but live in Los Angeles. I can see myself and family settling somewhere in Europe.
Heavy is such a great song, it totally drew me in immediately. Tell us about the video:
This was my first ever full-production video shoot in Los Angeles with all LA talent. It was so crazy how quickly we manifested this video just a couple weeks after talking about it. My friend and director for this project Camara Rauen did a really beautiful job taking my songs concept to the visual space. We were able to pull an amazing team together to bring this video to life and I’m so thankful for everyone I got to work with.
Could you elaborate on the song writing process for Heavy?
I wrote “Heavy” with Australian Producer, Dion Shaw, the first night we hung out. I was fizzling out of an on and off relationship at the time, and he started playing this synth that sparked a vision of two lovers trapped in a never-ending game of poker; with both parties unwilling to break poker-face. The relationship was an addictive fun and sexy game.
Where have you performed live?
Brick & Mortar San Francisco, Park Tavern Atlanta, La Peer hotel LA, The Study Hollywood, Holy Diver Sacramento, The Masquerade Atlanta, Genghis Cohen LA, Copperhead Lodge Blairsville and many more venues and cities to come!
What’s your passion other than music?
I love to explore homeopathy and naturopathic remedies. I also really love to dance. Oh and fashion.
Where would you like to be with your career in one year?
One year from now I want my music to be lending to so many other stories and art forms: films, commercials, in Instagram dance or cover videos, playing in boutiques or malls and of course on the radio. I also want to be embarking on my first international tour.
What’s next for Nadia Vaeh:
I have singles lined up for the next 6 months. Several videos are in the works and I have a big drop in Spring 2020 that I’m too excited about. Also, for the cities that stream me the most on Spotify, I’m coordinating shows to come see you early next year. Seattle, you’re in the lead.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
Dark Beauty is the kind of beauty that makes its way through our strength and resilience. It’s the beauty that remains after aging or makeup is rinsed away. It’s the lines on our hands, every bruise, every hurtful word served or received. It’s each of our unique stories full of imperfections and hardships that are also highlighted with incredible triumph.