“I’ll Miss You” by Vealy brings in a notably revealing display of love and vulnerability. Vealy bares her soul in an uninhibited manner, while the delicacy of the music creates a ballad-like feel that draws your focus specifically to Vealy’s voice and her words. Moments throughout “I’ll Miss You” see the heart and soul of her performance really stand tall. Throughout “I’ll Miss You” you can hear Vealy dealing with the ways of the world and the feelings associated with relationships and experiences. She remains honest when it comes to love and what it does to us. The music and the lyrics work in unison to present this. Absolutely worth a few listens!
Vealy is a pop and soul singer/songwriter born and raised in the Philippines. She has been singing since before she could read! She moved to the United States in 2013 at age 17. She became a registered nurse at age 20, and worked in the ER for an entire year while juggling her music career on the side. Eventually, she mustered the courage to quit nursing and follow her heart. Now here she is in Los Angeles, a full-time musician— writing original music, performing in local shows, even busking sometimes with her keyboard on Melrose Ave.
Listen to Vealy’s latest single “I’ll Miss You” here and check out our exclusive interview below!
Welcome back Vealy! For those who don’t know, how would you describe your sound and your approach to music?
Hi BuzzMusic, nice to be with you guys again! Hmm.. I would describe my sound as "emotional fantastical pop". Haha, or something like that. I approach my music very instinctively especially now that I've been producing/arranging it-- and for some reason, I like instruments that add an element of not only journey and adventure, but also the nuances of a feeling-- like something is not 100% sad/depressing, it could be somehow joyous and hopeful!
It wasn’t long since we’ve last featured your music! How do you stay on track to create relevant content so consistently?
Yeah! Oh Strangeland was just released in July, and now I'll Miss You just got released! I think I stay on track with creating by staying hungry! Hungry for knowledge and experience. Creating Oh Strangeland was so fun that I wanted to do it again. I have a couple of songs already written in my journal, and so I thought I could rewrite some of them and produce them myself using the knowledge I learned from music production class and Phil (the best content creator and music producer in the game), who produced Oh Strangeland!
What are your main aspirations as an artist going forward?
Right now, I want my live sets to be more fun! I mean acoustic is cool, but I'm getting bored of just singing and playing my piano. Haha. Also, I want to find my audience on Spotify and grow my fanbase there!
And of course, I will continue to release more music using new knowledge I'm gaining every day-- not just in music production, but also in marketing and promotion!
Do you ever miss being a nurse?
Not as much just yet! I'm having too much fun with everything that's new right now. It's kinda weird sometimes though when I just spurt out random nursing knowledge when friends ask something casual like
"is Advil and Motrin the same?" or "Can I take Tylenol and Motrin at the same time?" Haha. Things like that.
How does the songwriting and recording process compare to live performance for you?
When I write songs in my room and record in the studio, A LOT of editing is involved--- "Oh, this line could do better... or it's too vague" etc, etc. In the studio, if I don't like how I sound on a certain phrase, I can easily retake it, over and over again until I'm happy! Also, there are vocal effects that can help my vocals really stand out in the mix! Also, in the recorded versions of songs, I incorporate a lot of instruments... for Oh Strangeland, we had a harp in there, 2 drum kits, a violin, a viola and basically a backup choir of my vocal samples. For I'll Miss You, I had an accordion, a celesta, a guitar, harp, a rainstick!!! For my live shows, it's bare --- just me playing piano and my vocals! I would love to incorporate a little more of what's going on in the recorded version on to my live shows-- even having just drums while I play would be kinda cool!
What other projects are you working on through the end of 2019?
All I could say right now is I'll be releasing more music! Playing more live shows, growing my audience on Spotify!
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