I love when new music lights me up. I have genres I tend to gravitate to, but after awhile they start to sound the same. That’s when I yearn for sui generis. Thankfully High Road Publicity sent me this gem by the band Vajra.
Vocalist Annamarie Pinna created Vajra during a self-imposed exile in India. Her unique approach to music is multi-faceted. Her parents are a former monk and a school teacher; both encouraged her to explore the world and question boundaries. Add to that beautiful recipe for raising an incredible human the fact that Pinna was born with a condition called synesthesia which blesses her with the ability to see music as colors and shapes. What we are fortunate enough to witness is the creation of music that grounds us and releases us at the same time. This is equal parts sexy and serious, with a heavy dose of appeal and abandon. I both want to plant my feet firmly in the terra of my intrigue and close my eyes to ready myself for a transcendent journey.
Come, see what all the fuss is about:
“Must-See Act” by Rolling Stone Magazine
“Most underrated bands” by AXS Magazine,
“Their live show is like a cathartic punch in the face” says Creem Magazine
We’ll be talking more about Vajra in the coming months as they reveal the 2nd and 3rd parts of this video trilogy. Push play already, would ya?