Connecticut based singer Ven Gerovitz is 20 years old and began posting music such as covers and remixes recorded in his bedroom to his Soundcloud in early 2017. Inspired greatly by genres like downtempo to Hip Hop and R&B, Ven combines dark melodies over roomy, pop-rock reminiscent vocals and in February 2019 released his debut project titled “Joy”.
Get ready to sink into another classic Hip-Hop song. “Titanic” is has everything a listener is looking for – metaphors, relatability, and a good beat. With a solid keyboard line to ease the listener into the coming power found in the beginning of the lyrics. You can hear that the music in this song is a bit on the darker, gloomy side but it complements the depth of Ven’s lyrics extremely well. There are several layers being slowly added throughout the track that also fade when Ven wants to emulate a specific point such as the line “Iceberg to my Titanic”. With obvious lyrical talent he surprised me with a faster rap section, where he absolutely nailed it with ease. Ven has a unique voice that relaxes and is able to depict the true emotion that he wants to be heard in this beautiful song. The secondary vocal track that creates the harmony between the two voices that is unique yet glorious in sound. Ven Gerovitz is an artist who is definitely going to stay afloat and bring new meaning to this growing genre.
Listen to "Titanic" now on Spotify and keep reading for Ven's interview with BuzzMusic.
Hey Ven! We Love “Titanic”! Could you give us a little more background about you and where you are from?
I am Ven and I am a 20 year old singer from Connecticut. I began posting music recorded in my bedroom to my Soundcloud page in early 2017, posting covers and remixes. I then started creating rap songs with free beats I found on YouTube with a few friends of mine. I realized what I was creating with my friends just wasn’t something I stood for and I had to change that. With the thought of creating the kind of music I stood for came the thought of performing it the way I had always wanted to. That’s when I started singing. I’ve found that I tend to combine dark melodies over roomy, pop-rock reminiscent vocals. I am mostly inspired by artists like Blackbear, Eden, Sum 41, and Mayday Parade, if not by my sound, by other aspects of my music. I released my debut project, titled “Joy” on February 28th, of 2019.
You seem to like using metaphors, have you found that using writing techniques like this one has helped make connections between listener and artist?
Honestly, yes. I am a major believer that emotion plays a big role in music and it’s easier to paint a picture with metaphors to portray whatever message you’re trying to get across to the listener. I’ve found by using metaphors in my writing, it tends to guide the listener along with the message and feeling I am giving to help them see a little more into my perspective on the topic of the song.
What is the meaning behind “Titanic”?
The song “Titanic” is based around how I felt when my relationship with someone had ended. Honestly, I was distraught. I use the metaphor of the Titanic to describe the downfall between the two of us when I had discovered who she really was. To paint the picture, we were the boat itself cruising along perfectly fine with everybody aboard having a good time. We hit a roadblock, the iceberg in other words, when I had realized something was off. I thought we could make it through the little issue, but what I didn’t know was how much bigger it truly was. As we all know, they tried sailing the Titanic through the iceberg because what they saw above the surface wasn’t much of a worry to them by judging its size. It was the rest of the iceberg they couldn’t see below the surface that was the real issue and therefore sunk the ship when they tried getting through it. All in all, my song ‘Titanic’ reflects all of the things that had gone wrong in my past relationship and the sadness and despair I had felt following what she had done to me.
Where did you draw inspiration to create your project “Joy”?
I drew my inspiration for “Joy” from a past relationship. Almost everybody has been through a relationship that seemed promising at first and ended up not being what they seemed. I had finally met that point. This EP reflects the stages of my past relationship. The EP starts with the desire to be with that person (Joy), transferring into the feeling of awe when I finally had her (Lost In You), the downfall of the relationship and all the sorrow that followed (Titanic), to the anger that came with the betrayal towards the end of what I had felt (No Worth), and finishing with the realization that she might have been the right person for me but we just weren’t ready for one another yet (Right One Wrong Time).
What’s can we expect from you in 2019?
In 2019 you can expect another project, which I have already started, and more videos to go along with it. Unlike my EP “Joy”, I plan on having multiple videos for this next project because it’s honestly just another great way to let people in a little more on what I had been through, felt, or thought while making my music. I personally tend to feed off of the connections people make with my music. It drives me so much more to keep doing what I do that way.