‘Waiting For’ is the new single by Austrian songstress AVEC, taken off her debut album What If We Never Forget. The album was produced by Lukas Hillebrand and Alexander Pohn (Vera, Elke, Tyler, Julian Le Play), and will be released via Earcandy Recordings. AVEC has graced the stages of Reeperbahn Festival 2016 with the likes of Biffy Clyro and Get Well Soon, Vilar de Mouros Festival in Portugal with Primal Scream, Morcheeba and The Dandy Warhols, and opened for Zucchero at Burg Clam in her native Austria.
Writing music is how 22-year old vocalist and musician AVEC keeps the wolf from her door – often reflecting on personal life experiences and weaving her life’s narrative . After the release of her 2015 EP Heartbeats, AVEC has bridged the gap between writing heartfelt lyrics and experimenting with textural sounds. For AVEC, lyrics are the key component to writing music, and language is a place of retreat – which leaves additional room for interpretation. Distancing herself from negative life experiences, AVEC simultaneously shares her own creative story through the powerful portrayal of human life and emotions through her music.
Although inspired by the likes of Bon Iver, John Mayer, The Lumineers, Oscar and the Wolf, Kings of Leon, Daughter, RYX, AVEC succeeds in creating her own language, where her imagination and ideas come together in her music. AVEC’s sound is comparable to the magical atmosphere just before the sun sets behind the mountains. It is melancholic but hopeful: the sun will rise again tomorrow.
On ‘Waiting For’, AVEC invites listeners to crawl close to her words, allowing them to slowly come into focus. She crafts a sturdy melody with a pleasantly hazy foreground, while soaking her music in her own surroundings and experiences.
AVEC explains the song,“I wrote the song ‘Waiting For’ during a car ride with my best friend. The clouds were impressive that day and we were driving right into the sunset – it was such a pretty atmosphere. It reminded me that our entire human journey through life is somehow about waiting. It’s a constant condition – we’re all kind of waiting for something or someone, and this can sometimes be really depressing and disappointing”.