Producer/ Songwriter ANJELICA releases an acoustic accompaniment of her emotional debut single – “Good Ones”. In this honest interpretation, Anjelica’s soulful voice is front and center while it intertwines with a minimalistic soundscape of guitars, keys and synths creating a transcendent experience distinctly her own.
The original single was released earlier this month alongside her powerful music video for “Good Ones”. Self-produced, she illustrates her pain of seeking closure with glimpses of hope after her mother’s unforeseen death. Both “Good Ones” and “Good Ones (Stripped)” are paving the way for a steady stream of highly artistic audio and visual releases throughout the rest of the year.
Hi Anjelica, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I’m not the type of person who slows down so it’s been a very reflective month for me.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Good Ones”? Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
The song was inspired by my Mom who passed away suddenly years ago. I’m an only child so losing her has been the most challenging part of my life. It’s taken a long time for me to process my emotions and this experience brought a lot of closure.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
The filming process was surreal. Half of the video was shot in Negril, Jamaica, where my mom requested her ashes be spread. The other half we shot in LOS ANGELES. The majority of the crew consisted of talented friends, so I was able to hold an intimate ceremony for her off camera before spreading her ashes on film. I am a huge believer in synchronicity. I found the most interesting part of working on the video was that almost everyone who contributed to the project had either lost A PARENT or close family.
How was the recording and writing process?
The process, as a whole, was therapeutic but also extremely work intensive. I was involved in literally every aspect of the song including the 30 hour mix.
Was it easy for you to let the pain flow and open yourself on this track?
I wouldn’t say it was easy but I’ve accepted that part of my responsibility as an artist is to explore my own darkness and pain in order to create something beautiful that assists others to do the same.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Glad you asked. My label, eXotichouse will be releasing new music every 6-8 weeks throughout the rest of the year. It’s been a long time coming but it’s rewarding to see the reaction and interaction with new fans.