While growing up outside of Chicago, Andrea Veltri never doubted in her mind that music was the path made for her. At the young age of five, she received her first guitar and began taking lessons at six.
Through her journey in music, the roads lead her to country music and a solo career. Since focusing on her writing and individuality, she has performed at many venues across the US. She has also opened for various artists such as Jana Kramer, Anna Nalick, and Jason Michael Carroll.
Taking it to the empowering sounds on the sixth track released on her debut EP, 'Starting Over,' we're fixated upon the profound storytelling techniques that Andrea Veltri emanates on "Last Call." Delving into the complexities of emotion that come hurtling towards you after heartache, the lyrical motifs that she genuinely professes have us relating to her on a newfound level.
This country meets pop ballad douses us in a slow tempo that matches the intensity at which Andrea Veltri performs. Her glorious timbres cascade upon the instrumentation as each note conveyed leaves us wanting to know more about the story before us.
The beautiful thing about her EP is the multidimensional vulnerability that is showcased to provide us with her evolution, honesty, and relatability by opening up about heartbreak in all forms. Quintessentially grasping onto that, we admire the rawness that comes flooding through our speakers as we're encapsulated by the brilliance exuded on "Last Call."
Marking an utterly new chapter within her endeavors, Andrea Veltri proves that starting over can be done with grace. So be sure to add "Last Call" to your favorite playlist as you jump-start your healing journey through the words of this up-and-coming starlet.
We love the honesty that you share with us on "Last Call." Could you please take us into the meaning weaved into this profound record?
Thank you so much for having me!! Last Call was a song that I wrote years ago and would play it at my shows on and off. I always felt a gravitated pull towards that song and somehow it was one that resonated so loudly every time I played it. I knew it was the perfect song to add to this project because it's almost the finale of something coming to an end. In the sense of being able to tell that story from start to finish in the matter of one song.
Was there a particular moment or story that inspired you to take this experience and transition it into striking melodies we can relate to?
I remember the last time I sat down with Buzz Music and I was telling you how my next steps were going to be releasing an EP in the near future. I had no idea it would be 3 years later, but I am so glad that time has passed because I was able to grow as not only a songwriter/musician but completely as a person. I was writing a lot of music that reflected the things I was going through or living at the time. My favorite thing in the world is writing songs, and my lyrics are what I am most proud of, so having the ears of so many people listening and knowing can be intimidating, but it's also the best rush! So during the pandemic, I had a lot of time to think, write, and really self-reflect on the music I wanted to make. I sat down in October 2020, and I knew it was time to start.
What is the central concept behind your EP, 'Starting Over?' What would you like your audience to take away from it?
Yes! If you listen carefully, it really shows that you don’t always have to be involved with someone romantically for them to break your heart. Although each song is about a different person/relationship/experience, if you listen from start to finish, it really tells a story. You start at the beginning and it elaborates on the frustration of something coming to an end, and then takes you through a whirlwind of the behind-the-scenes in a relationship. It goes into the initial hesitation, regret, hurt, anger, reminiscing, and it ultimately finishes with the redemption of Starting Over. It becomes the acceptance that something is finished, but you’ll be okay because you decided to walk away and start over for yourself. If there was one thing I wanted the audience to take away, it would be that it's okay to feel your feelings and that music can help you navigate through them!
How does this project define who you are as an artist?
This project defined me as an artist because I was in complete control. I was able to make the music that I wanted to make and it was my vision from the very beginning. I could tell my producer, John, my ideas and what I envision for a song, and he takes it and runs with it. I’m so grateful to work with someone who respects what I want but also puts their own creative mind into my songs as well. Being vulnerable with this music was scary because it's almost as if I was opening a diary to strangers, but knowing that those strangers have felt the same way was comforting in a sense. I want to be the type of artist that is respected and known for their originality, individualism, and creativity, and this EP helped define me as just that.
What's next for you?
I am so excited to keep playing shows, writing, and really enjoy each moment with this EP finally being out! However, I'm always thinking ahead. I really want to focus on my music career more full-time and I would love to release a full-length album in the future. I can't wait to continue on this path of growth and see what lies ahead for me in the days and months to come.