Viji Debuts New Single “Sundress In Pink”

Viji Debuts New Single “Sundress In Pink”
Viji Photo credit: Nicole Ngai

Vanilla Jenner AKA: Viji has shared a hazy new single titled “Sundress In Pink”. The track is taken from her highly-anticipated debut album So Vanilla and comes on the heels of her fuzz laden lead single “Sedative” and her recent single “Karaoke”. The new album is due out October 27 via Speedy Wunderground.

London-based Austrian-Brazilian artist’s album So Vanilla was recorded predominantly in London, in partnership with four-time Mercury Prize nominated producer and Speedy Wunderground label head, Dan Carey (Fontaines D.C., Kate Tempest, Wet Leg). Having finished So Vanilla in November 2022, Viji relays that every song had a different writing process – some saw her and Carey playing guitar chords together for hours, until the sounds fused into one, and others came from late night ramblings at home.

Viji says, “This song is one of my favorite ones off the record. I’m not sure why but I think the bed of instruments is really comforting to me. The title essentially creates a world in which summer never ends. As long as I’m in the dress I can stay out as long as I want. It’s about escapism, for me it was in people and mostly I didn’t care who.”

The track is also accompanied by a new lyric video. Speaking on the visual, Viji goes on to say: “The lyric video I shot with my friends in Marseille. Fading in and out of black and white back to color and people, I wanted to capture the change from loneliness to togetherness. And as long as the dress is in color I remain, ‘life’s fantasy’.”

Discussing how inspirations come to her songwriting process, Viji mentions that “Down’s” writing session originated from a frustratingly happy period in her life and “Ambien”, “I chipped away at the lyrics the whole summer. The song has so many verses, I wrote around 13 in the end.” The stripped back song Blanket came together quickly. Thinking she was just playing around, Viji then realized it was done. With an eerie cello part and three chords, this was the most serendipitous song recorded on the album.

To celebrate the release of the new album Viji will also play a number of instore events and live dates. The dates come on the heels of a string of packed out London shows over the last month including Speedy Wunderground’s 10th anniversary party, where she played alongside label mates and alumni such as: KaTe Tempest, Heartworms, O. Moreish Idols, The Lounge Society, and many more.

Pre-order So Vanilla by Viji HERE


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