Aphrodite delivered us a song that’s so captivating and hauntingly gorgeous that I had to replay more than three times just to feel the sensation that the song gives. Her vocals are outer worldly. Her falsettos cultivate your ear like a musical earworm that just takes over. The majestic sounds of the grand piano is the completing touch that creates a whole element of musical elevation. “Why” is the genuine in-depth lyrics that’s interpretative for her listeners. It’s similar to the way another musically great artist like ‘Lana Del Rey’ does with her music. It creates a story that’s meant for her fans to interpret in any way they feel the most comfortable with. It’s the mystery and uniqueness of the single that I love the most. Her voice is just mesmerizing and her ability to translate her emotional feelings and poetic lyrics in an unorthodox manner is something that’s unforgettable. I can really replay this song over and over and still feel the chills and goosebumps I felt from the first time listening. I will personally be adding ‘Why” to my playlist and I’m sure after you guys listen you will be doing the exact same!
Listen to "Why" and check out our exclusive interview with Aphrodite to learn more about her music journey and the meaning behind her new hit song "Why".
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I’m Aphrodite 19 years old and I’m a London based singer-songwriter originally from Greece.
Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
I’m deeply influenced by my family’s artistic background , I grew up always surrounded by music and being in touch with various other arts on a daily basis. So I guess my passion for music was inevitable. When I turned eleven I auditioned to be part of a choir and after 2 years I decided to leave and start Vocal lessons. At the age of 14 I started taking exams for music theater diplomas and after that I decided to take exams for Music theory and Vocal diplomas. At the age of 15 I started teaching my self guitar and that was the first time I got into songwriting. At the age of 18 I made the life decision to follow my dreams and move to London to study what I love.
How did you come up with your name? Is there a meaning behind it?
Aphrodite is actually my real name and because it’s rare i decided to keep it as a stage name too.
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
Yes, I write my own music. Music for me is a way to express my self, so I always write about my experiences, my thoughts and my feelings. When I’m not in a good mood I grab my guitar and I write a song. That way I find an escape from my problems for a moment and sometimes that even helps me find solutions too.
We’re really into your new song Why! Can you tell us a bit about it?
“Why” is a song talking about a specific type of person, the one that sees relationships as games. They tend to come back when they see you moving on and when you fall in love with them once again they decide to leave you. It’s a vicious circle that has no ending. In the song I’m asking him “why your happiness has always to be my misery?” It is very difficult to be in love with someone from afar and genuinely be happy for them even though it means they’re not in your life anymore. Love works with mysterious ways often unexpected and you never know what’s next. I still have to find the answer to this question but I’m not sure if there is one.
What’s next for you?
My first release opened many doors for me and I’m really grateful for that. Now I’m focusing on the new opportunities and on my next song that is going to be out soon!
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