Israeli singer-songwriter VANNA released her debut single “High Hopes” via Singapore based indie label Umami Records on March 6, 2020. Produced by Roy Avital of Garden City Movement, an indie-electronic trio based in Tel Aviv, Israel, and mastered by Matt Colton (James Blake, Muse, Coldplay), the song is about not giving up even in the darkest, loneliest moments of one’s life.
“In the end, we must run slow with high hopes, be patient and face the future with optimism,” VANNA shared. “I wanted to let people know that they are not alone and there is always hope.” A gently fingerpicked acoustic guitar sits at the centre of Roy’s production which he combines with VANNA’s unique voice, wafting a piano, strings and other instruments in and out, immersing the listener into the raw emotions of this song.
Accompanying the release of “High Hopes” is a music video produced by award-winning independent filmmaker MatanBalalty, set in the beautiful forests of Mount Eitan in Jerusalem, Israel. The song is the title track of VANNA’s debut EP, which will be released throughout 2020.
Born and raised in Tel Aviv of Indian and Iranian parents, VANNA grew up immersed in music, culture and diversity. Over the last three years, she has been working closely with producer Roy Avital on this EP, delivering a delicate fusion of indie electronic, pop and folk influenced by artists like RY X, Oscar and the Wolf, SYML and Sóley.
Creating music is VANNA’s way of confronting and understanding the turmoil she feels within herself and she hopes her songs will touch others going through the same struggle. She is also a graduate of the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Ramat Hasharon, Israel.
VANNA’s next show will be at the Hateiva, Tel Aviv on April 23, 2020 and she is planning a tour to Singapore, India and Nepal in the fall of 2020. “High Hopes” is available everywhere at this link: https://ffm.to/high-hopes
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