When Russia invaded Ukraine, not willing to support the ugly war and the horrible autocratic regime, Vif Nüte and Bes Eirid aka VEiiLA packed their lives in a couple of suitcases, left their homes and embarked on a journey without destination. What followed was a period of wandering through Armenia, living in strange hotels and apartments and slowly drowning in depression.
This experience led to the songs featured on “Sentimental Craving For Beauty”.
Out on September 8 via Projekt Records as a 4-panel digipak, “Sentimental Craving For Beauty” mixes dark cold wave and alternative pop featuring female vocals. This is the second album for VEiiLA and instead of taking a well-worn path of lush studio production, for this album Vif and Bes focused on writing songs that could be played live in real time with their own four hands, a drum machine and a vocal looper. This resulted in a stripped down production with only a few occasional extra layers.
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