Interview with Canadian rock band VAYA

Vaya consisting the talents of vocalist VAYA, Drummer Raphaël and Guitarist Philippe to create a powerful rock trio.

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What first got you into music?

Hi Divine, thank you very much for your interview. Well, sometimes I am asking myself if the music was in my soul before I was born; like a crystal gift. I started early I was 3-4 years old with classical music and surrounded by rock, blues, rock psyché, funk, UK pop, classical and operas.

Who inspired you to make music?

Who? Probably just something in me and a need for communicate to other one in an other way than with simple words; something more vibrating. Nature, Univers law , human being, emotions we go through are plenty of resonant inspiration.

How would you describe your music?

It is more about: how would you describe your sound? When I « play » guitare, bass or piano I explore the vibration or what kind of sounds can bring out this body. I am a bad musician but a really good explorator;) So I will say that our sound/music is exploring  way of sounds, vibrations, vocals: it is powerful crystalline mystical and unique; an infinite way of expressing the music:)

Do you sing in the shower? What songs?

Yes I do. It is always « abstract » melodies:).

You are a new addition to a crayon box.  What colour would you be and why?

Rainbow, to give it as a gift to my son:)

If you had to describe yourself as a flavour, what would it be?

Spicy black chocolat that you feel the after effect at the third bite;)

Which are cooler? Dinosaurs or Dragons?

Dragon because they are mystical!

If you could learn any language fluently what would it be?

Japanese of course!

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If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

I would say, going back to something real, palpable, franc, powerful, « juste » as we said in French. Everything is completely dissolves today and it can be clearly dangerous for the new generations that try to get influenced by « stars »: How can we do it if they are just ephemeral and that industry just purpose a thousand of singers, with same kind of style, vocals etc….. It is a tiny poor and the charisma of musical artist now is not anymore that so percutant. I hope that the artists will be more able to sing with their heart ( and be allowed to it) to make shake our bones and give us more shiver as before.

What are your plans for any future releases?

We are actually promoting our second opus through a short movie called SEXUAL that we created with Yumi Sonoda in Japan. It is a flourishing project that has been selected several times for short movie festival.

Where can fans find you online?

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