Vissia Makes Listening Pleasurable With “I Just Wanna Hold U”

Vissia Makes Listening Pleasurable With “I Just Wanna Hold U”

Canadian singer and performer, Vissia has come forth with this new feelgood single titled “I Just Wanna Hold U”

“I Just Wanna Hold U” is about an unfixable breakup and being so near to the awful tangle of it all that clarity seems forever out of grasp.

You won’t find it in a bottle, but sometimes coping looks like ego, and that’s the best you can do with what you have at the time.

Vissia, a vocalist with a warm enough attitude to melt up that winter chill, hails from the frigid lands of Canada. With Pleasure is an album for HALSEY and HAIM fans that is overflowing with delight and even revels in its sad parts, since the breadth of human emotion is something to be appreciated.

Each track is infused with a feeling of intuition and playfulness, watching daily life events and turning them into gold, real slices of fun-filled alt-pop perfection in the Canadian artist’s stunning full-length release.

With the bliss of neo-soul in “The Cliffs”, the disco revival beat of “On My Mind”, the funk soul vocal acrobat of “Never Gonna Be The Same”, and the liberated atmosphere of “My Wom”, this album has solid vocals. Nods to the era of more nostalgic pop music, where only killer basslines were needed.

As she sends a wink backwards to the nostalgic 90s period of pop, where girl groups ruled supreme, there’s a sense that VISSIA makes it plain to whom she owes her roots. But, given her style and purpose as a musician, she also looks forward.

VISSIA’s strength is obviously feminine, emanating from a place of complete empathy and descriptive talent in the way she draws on the power of nature and earth to create a completely unique personality that shows through in every track.

The Cliffs, a standout tune, is a celebration of the support you may find in your loved ones as you see them face a task with you by their side as cheerleader and first port of contact for encouragement.

This song and video are truly VISSIA’s crowning achievement in an album that astounds and surprises at every turn. Accompanied by a glorious music video that nods to the retro sun-soaked vibes of Lana Del Ray and the carefree melodies of Halsey or Hayley Kiyoko, this song and video are truly VISSIA’s crowning achievement in an album that astounds and surprises at every turn.

‘About Moving On,’ the album’s final track, sends us in a completely new path. It’s a lo-fi slow burn of a song that lasts nearly 6 minutes and explores the non-linear story of sadness in the aftermath of a painful breakup.

It’s an intriguing note to conclude the album on, one that firmly establishes VISSIA as a jack of all crafts when it comes to crafting songs as a means of observing, recording, and interpreting her own internal contradictions.

In her own words, “When I started writing With Pleasure, I had a completely different idea for what I thought the project was going to be. I thought I was going to make this, I don’t know, serious album, but when I sat down to write for it, that concept just didn’t feel right. Everybody will tell you your whole life, ‘Be true to yourself,’ but I don’t think it’s something you really understand until you are actually doing it. When I wrote ’Walk Me Home’ – one of the first songs I wrote for the album – it felt like I had finally unearthed this master key.”

“My only motive from then on was: do what feels good. Not what I thought somebody else would think is good or cool or the most profound, but what feels good to me. I luxuriated in emotion, indulged my curiosity and really had fun with the process. This might all sound like a very obvious approach to take, but we are all coming home to ourselves in our own time. The kind of growth it takes to stand firmly in our own convictions takes the time that it takes, but the timing is always right. Don’t be mistaken, With Pleasure is certainly not all about what one might at first consider to be pleasurable. With Pleasure means that there is joy in experiencing all of our dimensions: the light and the dark, the helpless and the triumphant, the ashes and the rebirth. That’s what authenticity is. That’s how it feels to be alive.”

VISSIA’s previous singles, ‘Walk Me Home,’ ‘About Moving On,’ and ‘On My Mind,’ have received widespread attention from publications such as Wonderland Magazine, Maverick, Neon Music, Essentially Pop, and others in the UK; indie88, NEXT Magazine, and Exclaim! in Canada; and Stereo Embers, BTR Today, and Culture Collide in the US; while her fan base grew during lockdown as a result of her

VISSIA has shared stages with USS, Hawksley Workman, Jim Bryson, Matt Andersen, and Lindi Ortega at festivals such as the Great Escape Festival in the UK, NXNE, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and the Canmore Folk Music Festival.

VISSIA dips into bubbling seas, driven by connection and a need to move, and emerges with a collection of pop-polished diamonds.

Listen to the new one below.


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