Vissia releases the minimalistic sounds of heartbreak with 'About Moving On'

From the Canadian songstress who brought the tale of strength in vulnerability in ‘Walk Me Home’, comes a minimalist ballad about the painful fallout of a relationship - ‘About Moving On’ is heart-breakingly intimate, with Vissia’s exquisite voice leading the charge.


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Unequivocally cinematic and ethereal in tone, VISSIA’s new offering is an exploration into the unpredictable nature of grieving and emotions. Her astute lyricism is matched here with deep yet minimal synth lines which gives the song a sense of flow and continuum, making the feeling of heartbreak incredibly palpable.

Speaking to Vissia about the track, the alt-pop star said, “‘About Moving On’ started out with this visual I had playing in my mind in slow motion. You’re at your favourite bar or pub minding your own business over a pint with friends, and the person who completely shattered your heart walks in. You can hardly breathe, hardly move, and the racing in your chest wants to escape from your mouth, but gets stuck in your throat. You desperately wish you were made of sugar so you could wander out into the rain and melt away. Most of the time you’re really okay, but you’re just not where you thought you were at yet. It’s nobody’s fault that grieving isn’t linear. It just is what it is. An emotional soup of salt and bittersweet that you’ll have to swallow spoonful by spoonful and maybe never really get to the bottom of it. Why would you ever expect a big love to die a small death?”

This idea of slow motion is reflected in the breathtaking music video (directed by Cassandra Paige), which sees Vissia singing alone in a field, surrounded by household items. This ghost-town-like feel taps into that sense of bewilderment when faced with such emotional pain. “I knew I wanted this music video to emphasize the dreamy, meditative vibe of the song. I wanted it to feel like floating, sort of out of body. A broken heart can take all the feeling out of you. Sometimes it’s like you’re observing your body going through the motions but you’re not really in it.” says Vissia, of the living room set in a field - a comforting space made strange.

Drawing from the power she finds in nature and in the earth, as well as the empowerment which is inarguably found in the capability to admit her own vulnerability, VISSIA’s music takes on otherworldly properties. VISSIA’s unique look and emboldened attitude makes for a truly captivating artist even before she’s opened her mouth, making this woman a truly compelling musician to watch.

November 30, 2020 8:34am ET by Fifth Element PR  

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