Writing On Tour, Recording, and a Pandemic With Vaya
Hello, thank you for joining us today. How are you?
Hello, I am good; it is sunny outside and peaceful
Tell us a bit about your new album, what was writing and recording for this album like?
Well, I started to write down words in my leather book when we were on tour in the East of Europe promoting the first double album. Then the pulse of Toronto City gave me the rest of the flow to build up a beautiful 12 track album. A soulful story that can be a part of each one of us. We had the pleasure to meet Darren McGill for the record at Union Sound; he gave a unique touch to it because all of us were exploring ourselves in it. Mixed by Vance Powell to empower the whole and it will be mastered by Gateway, Portland ( Adam Ayan) that is managing with talent, power, and fragility in it.
Given the current state of the world, did it poise any issues towards the completion of the
Well actually we have some issues for the physical part because there is a long line up at the printing company and also because our project has unique pieces to integrate in it
Of course the current state of things isn't ideal, have you started to plan for what comes next
once the world starts opening up again?
Continuing the process we are in: Release this album in 2022.
Tell us a bit about yourself as a musician, who influences you?
Jim Morrison, North American Native and Classical Music. Then I always had the pleasure to discover genders like album a really like as FRAGILE from NIN, Jack White, Sigur Ros, Buffy Saint Marie.
Who is your biggest bucket list band you've shared the stage with? Who would you love to
share the stage with next?
Well I am still waiting for having the pleasure to share the stage with a charismatic person. But today I would say what will give me shivers is being on stage with Native from here with their dancers, drums and vocals. A real call from Mother Earth!
What are some of the main themes behind the new album? What story are you trying to
I do not convey anyone or anything; I am a bridge between ideas and down here, a sort of messenger. One sentence you will find that is a good summary of this album is « Thank to all my pains that are finally shown as gifts »… » Love is the answer »
Last but not least, is there any message you would like to share with your fans?
Enjoy each moment of your Life here down . With Love, VAYA
Thank you so much for your time! The new album from Vaya is shaping up to release next year so keep an eye out!