Vana Liya, Pepper – Round n Round (with Pepper) [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

dreamy, light, sweet

Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the main idea behind it?

“Round n’ Round” is about going through the motions (going round n round if you will lol). It’s about being okay even though things aren’t okay. And realized that’s it’s okay to be not okay. Tomorrow is only a day away.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

“I wish the old me could see me now” is from a song called “Surface” – it’s one of the lines that makes me tear up most times I hear it because of how true it is. I was in a really dark mental space and I am happier now than I ever thought I could be back then.

What do you enjoy most? Writing music or performing your music live?

I love being able to channel my feelings and write. However, connecting with people and seeing the way one song could make a difference is eye opening – that feeling is what drives me. Dave Grohl said “you can sing a song to 85,000 people and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons”. I’ve always loved that because I think it shows how a song can be personalized and how the same words can be applied to different people and get them through different situations.

What would be your dream performance venue?

Being a native New Yorker, Jones Beach (or if we’re dreaming big MSG) would be my way of showing myself I made it.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

I would hope in a state of happiness, or maybe when they are feeling vulnerable.

One last thing we should know about you?

Music gets me through the motions and I think it does that for a lot of people. I try to give 100% of me in the music in the hopes of creating a genuine product and being able to connect with people 🙂

Thank you!

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