Los Angeles, CA –VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of the group’s fifth new song for 2017. Following the release of “Viktorious”, “Cash Karma”, “Velvet Shade” and “A World of Broken Mirrors” amidst acclaim and the anticipation of a loyal fan base, “Aphrodite” has now arrived for listeners to soak in and enjoy, telling a story of a secret admirer.
“So the story behind this one is I knew someone that struck me as a Greek Goddess when I first caught glimpse of her. I always wanted to write a song that represented that illuminating and discreet moment, so one morning I woke up humming the lead melody that you hear in the opening of the song, I promptly sang it into my phone and sent it over to Andrew to which we met up and worked on it shortly thereafter. Needless to say I was very happy with the final results, and this could very well be my favorite VIZA song I’ve personally written.” K’noup said.
“This was fun to record,” said Andrew. “The track features an almost hypnotic interlay of oud and duduk driving what is a very dance-y and uplifting song,” he added.
“Aphrodite” features key elements of the band’s songwriting and style, with a focus on a strong steady beat that will surely get fans setting their playlists to loop the track while they move and dance to the tune.
The band is excited to release the last of it’s first batch of 6 tracks on January 1, 2017, which will be the song “Vicious Game”. Following that, the band will continue a next batch of 6 tracks beginning on February 1, 2018.
After returning to the stage in early 2017 the band has been writing and recording actively the past several months, concentrating on composing new material as the band enters a new chapter of its growth. The songwriting effort of the group has already resulted in a near complete process of recording and mixing 6 exciting and groundbreaking tracks, with plans underway for even more new material to continue moving forward in 2018.The band has been recording with talented recording engineer YuryAnisonyan out of Live Wire Studios in Los Angeles. Anisonyan brings his expertise and unique mixing philosophy to VI·ZA’s sound, creating a unique tapestry of soundscapes.
Each new song will be released on VI·ZA’s dedicated YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ExperienceViza.
VI·ZA’s new materialis an exploration of sounds both old and new, and is sure to pique the interest of both diehard fans and new listeners. With vocals and a diverse array of instruments like the oud and duduk to combine with guitar, bass and drums, there are some exciting possibilities when it comes to both the core and potential artistic horizon of the band’s sound. Song titles include “Cash Karma”, “Viktorious”, “A World of Broken Mirrors”, “Aphrodite”, “Velvet Shade” and “Vicious Game”, representing diverse but resonant themes ranging from satire, continuity and social commentary to raw human emotions like love, loss and passion. Whether it’s VI·ZA’s bread and butter energetic style of pulsing percussion with exotic melodies or experimental ideas exploring the spiritual side of their art, the guys promise to keep things interesting with fans coming back for more, especially when it comes to documenting their work in the studio.
Keep an eye out for the band on Facebook (www.facebook.com/vizamusic) and Instagram (@vizamusic).
After releasing several albums, performing at major festivals worldwide, joining System of a Down frontmanSerjTankian for two worldwide tours and supporting Gogol Bordello and Skindred, VIZA is looking to explore a new dimension of sound. As a fixture of the Sunset club scene known for energetic and captivating live performances, VIZA is sure to deliver excitement in the form of shows and new songs in 2017.
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August 1st – VIKTORIOUS
September 1st – CASH KARMA
October 1st – VELVET SHADE
November 1st – A WORLD OF BROKEN MIRRORS
December 1st – APHRODITE
January 1st 2018 – VICIOUS GAME
February 1st 2018 – PINCHES
March 1st 2018 – SHEEP
April 1st – 2018 – DIABOLIC ANGEL
May 1st 2018 – TBA
June 1st 2018 – TBA
July 1st 2018 – TBA
Music by VI*ZA
Lyrics by K’noup
Produced by VI*ZA
Recorded & Mixed by Yury Anisonyan at Live Wire Studios
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering
Artwork by Alex Zablotsky
She backed me to a corner.
She took off all her clothes.
She swam across the ocean.
With sharks that’ll eat your soul.
Her name is Aphrodite.
She likes the taste of blood.
She took on God almighty.
Her smile is venomous.
Her lips are suicide and I’m afraid to love her love.