Vonica has today released his new video for the track titled ‘If You’re New Here Dance’, from his EP of the same name, dropping May 13th. We also have the Felix Hot Chip Remix below.
Electronic as a signature and dance as a visual expression of art, the song and the video merge into a fusion of originality and a pure feasance into originality. the song takes a beat and amps it with a groove to move you in a way you may not have expected yet embrace with that first listen. Brilliance in the beat.
From the ashes of an indie pop band, after a key musical collaborator left music to become a priest instead, solo electronic artist Vonica arose initially in 2018, with debut track “Ai”; the drifting summery beat mash being inspired by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Shortly after the 4 track EP, Sol De Nit, came, spearheaded by bouncy lead track “Swing State”, the video for which can be seen below (dir Beatrix Blaise).
Around that time a plethora of hot shows were performed supporting the likes of Baio (Vampire Weekend), Pick a Piper (Caribou) and tiktok sensation Eyedress. A short UK support tour of Friendly Fires was only topped by an epic 1000 capacity rave up with Com Truise at Oval space in east London.
Fast forward through a global pandemic and now in 2022 the long gestating “If You’re New Here Dance” 4 track EP is due for release on 13th May, led by the addictive eponymous banger, and its evil cousin, the shimmering dancefloor workover, “If You’re New Here Dance – Hot Chip Remix”, courtesy of the cult UK bands drum maestro Felix Martin. Another collaboration on the EP beings a female vocal to forthcoming single “Some Swim, Some Pray” courtesy of Sonia Bernado.
2022 also saw the sad passing of a major inspiration for the music, the actress Monica Vitti. A huge fan of legendary Italian director Michaelangelo Antonioni, and his music Monica, Vonica was named after that relationship, and now in the year she has left us, her spirit lives on in this new music.