Varro Vivyds Interview: ' knew that music was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life'
We were fortunate enough to interview artist Varro Vivyds.
1. What was the “aha” moment that you realized music is what you wanted to aim for ?
Well I had always been fairly musical when I was little. I would do a bunch of the talent shows growing up and I even went on to take voice lessons in fifth grade. I was very active when it came to writing poetry and lyrics were my first love.
It wasn’t until I reached sixth grade that my birth mom had given me my first guitar. I went online and taught myself your typical basic chords. Within hours I had written my first song and I knew that music was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life
2. So you mentioned that you write your own songs, what’s that process like?
It’s quite chaotic if I’m going to be honest. I haven’t physically written a song on the guitar in a few years, I mostly write to pre-produced beats. So what I do is I find a beat that makes me feel something, anything. I listen and I have my voice recorder next to me and I start mumbling and humming random words and sounds until I find a melody that I want to try to work with. If you were to look through my phone you would see I have 1000+ voice memos and that’s why ha ha
Sometimes I get lucky and the song is written in a couple hours. Other times I’ll have to put the song away for a week and come back to it. I definitely never force myself into a song because it doesn’t ever turn out the way I want to
3. If you had to choose, do you prefer singing the songs, or writing them?
I LOVE to sing don’t get me wrong, but my true passion comes with writing music.
There is just something about finding the melody in your soul, filling it with words and then watching it come to life. Sooooo writing
4. Who are some of the musicians that really make you feel something ?
I love John Mayer. I think he’s so talented when it comes to writing his lyrics. He really has a way of taking you into another world with him and you see things through his eyes.
And say what you will, I absolutely love Taylor Swift. She’s an extremely talented songwriter and I too am familiar with break up songs so she’s my sister haha. She’s a very good story teller and that’s something I try my best to do as well.
5. What would you like to achieve as an artist?
I want to help heal somebody. And not in the selfish “ I want people to like me so I should say something I think they WANT to hear” kind of way but in the “I’ve been broken before too” kind of way
I have suffered with being bipolar and having depression since I was young. I know what it’s like to feel lost and lonely and music has saved my life on more than one occasion. I want to help people feel. And feel anything.
Of course I want people to be able to feel happiness from my songs, but sometimes you become so numb you don’t feel anything at all.
So if a numb person is able to feel the emotion is sadness , I’d say progress.
6. Tell us a little more about your recent project?
My single Same Routine just came out and I am so pumped to share it with everyone.
I wrote it about quarantine. It’s your lofi/bedroom pop genre, so it definitely has that grittiness to it. It’s just a really funny and relatable song. The lyrics should give you a good chuckle.
And fun fact, the chair that I’m sitting on in the cover art, is the actual chair that the song was written in and was sung about in the song ha ha.
And if that was confusing, listen to the song and look at the photo and then you’ll understand ;p
7. What should we be looking forward to from you in the future?
Awesome things will be happening all of next year. Starting in January, every 3 to 4 weeks I will be releasing a new song. In September is the plan to release the EP, which will be 5 to 6 songs.
I’m really looking forward to the EP because it’s going to give you all the Melanie Martinez and Billie Eilish vibes. Definitely more in the spooky end of things.
8. Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
Be sure to take care of yourself mentally right now. We’re all going through it in some sort of way. If you have loved ones, let them know how much you care for them. And if you’re going through depression, please try to remember you’re not alone and there are so many support outlets available.