VV Brown updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@vvbrown) on Wednesday (December 10). The London based retro pop singer tells readers:
Had a great day today. Did a photoshoot for POP magazine! Amazing clothes and photographer! Lovely people and really creative shoot! Always wanted to do a shoot like this. Also been in the studio writing away and have written 5 new songs. The album is finished but I always like to write so you write about reality rather than trying to create emotions and reality. I’m tempted to put one of them I wrote today on the album… really excited about the songs today!!!
VV Brown checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@vvbrown) on Sunday (December 7), as the British retro pop artist prepares to record a video for the first release on her upcoming debut album ‘Travelling Like The Light’ (or at least she says first, maybe ‘Crying Blood’ won’t be on the album?). Brown writes:
The day has come where we are doing the video for the first single, well Monday 8th!!! Oh! It’s so exciting. Tomorrow!
It’s gonna be a long day.
The concept is amazing and the clothes are absolutely brilliant.
We also have a film crew doing the making of the video which is exciting too. So there will be lots of back stage footage coming soon.
The video is for the single ‘LEAVE’! Its gonna be fun and its a really creative video.
The single isn’t out till March so we have a long run up to get things right. You know me I analyze like crazy…. See you soon xxxx
I’m going to bed early to get that beauty sleep in he he cause its like a 5 oclock start!
Here we go… !!!
VV Brown checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@vvbrown) on Saturday (November 29) after wrapping up her UK tour with Ida Maria and BirdPen. The British pop singer tells readers:
It’s so sad that we have come to the end of the tour!!! It was amazing and the bands we were on tour with were the best!!! I love Ida and BirdPen. We knew all the songs by the end, especially BirdPen. We are there biggest fans!!! So its all great!!! We ended at the Scala in London. I always wanted to perform at the famous Scala! It was awesome! It was nice to see some of the guys from the Africa Express trip as well, appreciate it Damon Steve and Ian.., xx and we went to a party afterwards which was???? : 0
So yes it was brilliant and I’m sad its over. We will be touring again soon though and I think it’s been a real success. We had great reviews from the Independent and the Guardian and generally it’s been so much fun. We have mooned, streaked, poured water on strangers, drank alcohol, planted granny porn in musicians cases and generally done lots of mischievous things to make the time more fun!!
VV Brown checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@vvbrown) on Friday (November 21). The British singer tells readers:
It hurts sometimes when people assume that I’m some fake puppet by a record company and that my story is fake and made up. What is credibility? I really take to heart what people say and I hate that part of my personality.
I put my sweat and tears into this record and when people don’t know where you’ve come from and they say it’s fake it makes me real angry, especially when you go through a whole lot of sh**…. I just wanna make music and I know you can’t please everyone but it pisses me off. People just see a video or an article…. I’ll stop moaning but I’m so stuck on wanted to keep my artist credibility… and it hurts when people question it….. : (
Sometimes I feel like people want you to bleed before they recognize honesty and I can see why artists can get fu**ed up….
VV Brown appeared on the C4 show ‘Freshly Squeezed’, visiting a bowling alley with some friends and discussing her single ‘Crying blood’.
“It was written on my one string guitar, because I was really broke,” she said. “I’m not really a guitarist, so I took off all the strings and just had the bass note, and I used my nail varnish to show the fingerings.”
VV added that she wanted to create the contradiction of sad lyrics and an upbeat melody, because otherwise it’s cliché.
Watch the video, including VV bowling a strike, below.
VV Brown updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@vvbrown) on Tuesday (November 11) after earlier performing a pair of showcases at the Soho Revue Bar in London, England. The British pop singer tells readers:
In the afternoon we did a showcase for media and radio which was nervy because its a different vibe when you perform to press. I feed of energy and it was a little weird and different but overall cool.
We then did a showcase in the evening which was sold out and was amazing!!! I had so much fun!
Thank you guys for coming! It was such an amazing gig and the energy was electric… x
My first sold out gig. I’ve been so use to empty rooms and being the under dog support act shunned to the toilets… It was a nice feeling to do a headline and people actually turned up. Overwhelming…
VV Brown updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@vvbrown) on Thursday (October 23). The British pop singer tells readers:
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I didn’t really use my lap top much in Africa and when I got home I moved house. We don’t have wireless at home yet… so I’m sitting in the Mac store stealing there wireless to write this blog. So much has gone on.
Africa was the most amazing experience of my life. We performed at the KOKO in Camden together. It was really cool… Tearful moments and friends for life have been formed I reckon…
It’s my birthday today too so I’m chilling out. I got a Polaroid camera, Scooter lessons as I’ve always wanted to learn how to ride and a pink helmet which is sweet and cool.
VV Brown checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace on Thursday (October 16). The London based pop singer tells readers:
So I’m in Africa with the beautiful organization called “Afica Express”. I’m having the time of my life. Everone is so nice! First night we had a party in the garden and were entertained by the most amazing musicians and then we ate and talked into the hours of the morning. We then went to visit Fela’s shrine and home, a political activist and musician of Nigeria, that was amazing. Following this we ate and talked into the night. We then were surprised by a hip hop battle with the locals, KANO and BASHY and then I went in and ummmm rapped!!! Damon also sang and was a part of it too…. by the way I totally have a crush on him and am unbelievably shy around him, I’ve had such in depth conversations with everyone but am so nervous to talk to him cause he’s umm gorgeous and I’m nervous.
VV Brown is out with the video to her first single ‘Crying Blood’, off the British pop singer’s upcoming debut album on Island Records.
“It’s always a natural human emotion to feel nervous I guess when you put your art out there because people will always have an opinion of something, and of course with the entitlement to have an opinion,” VV said introducing the clip. “It is what creates the parameters of art, as it is so subjective, and although I follow my instincts and pretty much try to do what is real to me, not listening to much so I’m not swayed from opinion to another, losing a sense of self, and with some wisdom of obviously listening to the people around me that I trust. I really do hope you like it.”
Watch it via MySpace below.
VV Brown checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@vvbrown) on Friday (September 5) after performing at the Bestival music festival on the Isle of Wight, England. Brown writes:
We played at Bestival today. The crown was awesome and it was a real good gig!! It was the muddiest festival of my life though!!! It was absolutely crazy! I know festivals are generally muddy with wellies and stuff but this was crazy. Mud so thick you could hardly see your wellies!!! It was absolutely crazy!!! Seriously!!! There were some people walking around with no shoes on, I’m telling you, which I wondered whether was a feeling of liberation associated with some subconscious medieval like need for freedom or maybe just mad, or drunkenness. Either way driving BK in the tour bus I can’t see the color of my dress anymore as the hardness of the brown sh** and mud has completely camouflaged any sign of cotton vintage!!! Great gig but man a lot of mud!!! It was the mud dle! 4 real!