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The Grammy’s are right around the corner and set to perform at the pre-Grammy party is Vassy. More than likely, her catchy tunes have already crossed paths with your ears. Her music has been featured in campaigns, movies, and television shows. She has worked with Afrojack, Dave Aude, and Richard Vission and her album, Beautiful Day, has quite a few well-known producers on board.
As her new single continues to rise on the Billboard Dance Charts, it’s becoming more apparent that Vassy is a force to be reckoned with. Not only will she be performing at the pre-party, the Greek-Australian beauty will also be in attendance at the Grammy’s, which is quite the milestone for a young woman that was once told she couldn’t sing.
Vassy is fun, intelligent – she actually holds an honors degree in Interior Architecture, and full of inspiration; it shows in both her conversation and her music.
Q: Your single, “We Are Young,” is #4 on Billboard Dance Charts and steadily rising. That’s really big news! What was your initial reaction to it?
Vassy: I was sooooo happy and super excited, I only just found out yesterday! It’s my first single to the Billboard Dance Charts and is doing amazing in the company of such huge artists I admire.
Q: Speaking of singles, I want to backtrack a little bit to “Could This Be Love.” The video had one of the most unique concepts I’ve seen. Can you share the inspiration behind it?
Vassy: Yes. Awww, I love this video! It was so much fun to make. I wanted a quirky concept - something cute and funny. When I wrote the song, I wrote it from a place of becoming vulnerable - when you start to like someone, you know? That feeling when you start to lose your cool. The whole idea was about seeing perfection through your eyes when you're in love. So whatever negative traits they may have, I still think they're perfect!
Q: It’s amazing to think that someone with your talent would have been kicked out of choir. About how old were you when that happened?
Vassy: I know right?! I was devastated. I was about 8 years old. I was young and I was hurt by it all, but something inside me knew. I knew instinctively I was an artist and a natural leader - not following the melody like everyone else. I was always veering off the beat, which nobody was doing at choir!
Q: And now, you use your experience and music to work for the good of others and the world we live in. On a whim, what are some words of advice you would give to new artists?
Vassy: Believe in YOU and be YOU. Just be natural in your skin. Work hard, don't give up on your dreams and don't be lazy. Create opportunities for yourself - don't sit back and wait for thing to happen. But also let things happen naturally, too. Don't force things, as everything will work out the way it was meant to be.
Q: Billie Holiday is one of your biggest inspirations but your music brings together many styles, so who are some other musicians that have left an impression on you?
Vassy: I love all the old school jazz divas and Latin artists like Goa Gilberto. I love Gil Scott Heron and Crystal Waters for their delivery and melodic ideas. Also, Maxi Priest. And, I'm in love with Bono. Fact. :-)
Q: You make a statement through your work and a personal message lies within the stripe you often wear. Will you ever share its meaning with us?
Vassy: It's bringing out some of my Aussie roots.. ;-)
Vassy’s performance for the St Jude's pre-Grammy's party will be February 9th, 2013, at The Firm LA @ LoftSEVEN.
Learn more about Vassy here.