Latvian singer-songwriter Vic Anselmo is the first alternative female artist to ever attain recognition outside of the Baltic States. Hearing her stunning voice and inspired songwriting, it’s not difficult to understand why. She has the ability to draw in the listener, giving them a glimpse of her inner world of sensuality, joie de vivre and melancholy with seemingly effortless ease.
Over the past decade Vic has been working steadily on building a career as a solo artist, resulting in three full-length albums: “Trapped in a Dream” (2008), “In My Fragile” (2011) and “Who Disturbs the Water” (2015). Each showing an impressive musical and emotional growth and receiving unadulterated enthusiastic responses by the… critics and music fans alike.
As a singer and keyboardist she has worked and toured with a vast range of bands and artists like Anneke van Giersbergen, Liv Kristine, Rhani Krija (Sting), Antimatter, Kari Rueslatten and many others. It was on one of these tours, with female-fronted metal supergroup, The Sirens in 2015, that she met guitarist and producer Gijs Coolen. Sharing a passion for immersive and emotional music, but also for edgy electronic pop-anthems, the two quickly decided to work together. The first outing of this new collaboration was the EP “Backyard Novelties” (2016).
Currently Vic is the studio recording her new album. It is going to be a new chapter in the songstress’ musical career, representing a completely new sound and topic whilst not abandoning her unique voice in music. In her lyrics she is providing a personal and intimate perspective of trying to navigate through life in the 21st century, with the impact of social media on her own life and that of others being a recurring theme.
Musically, Vic Anselmo sounds like she is channeling the essence of Billie Holiday, Dead Can Dance and Sia in equal parts, being served up on a dizzying blend of Electronica, 1940’s Jazz and Hans Zimmer-esque drums.
On May 21st 2018 at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Vic is going to present an exclusive show with the all new line-up, playing a selection of new songs as well as some already known by fans. Don’t miss your chance to see Vic Anselmo live in a full-band setting, as it will likely be your only chance in 2018 as she’s working to finish the new album.