Today we are extremely excited to premiere rising trip-hop artist Kaia Vieira’s debut EP Vikāra, which is out tomorrow.
Reminiscent of the likes of Portishead and Little Dragon, ‘Vikāra’ combines cleverly crafted electronics with dynamic vocals and vivid lyricism to create a truly cutting edge collection of vibrant vignettes. Talking about the EP, Kaia explains, “Vikāra was this ambiguous little word I stumbled across and fell for. It’s Sanskrit for a kind of transformation that occurs through a wound. I loved it – it summed up the soul of the EP.
Kaia first started writing music at the age of fourteen. Since then, she has continued to hone her unique sound and at sixteen began working with her first amplified band. It was here that she then began to move from her acoustic roots to explore neo-soul, hip-hop and drum and bass and thus, her love for experimental electronica was born. Now, with collaborations with both Bladerunner and Sub Zero on the horizon, Kaia Vieira is ready to introduce her idiosyncratic sound to the world. Vikāra is out on 29th May via These Furious Recordings.