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Austrian songstress AVEC shares her latest enticing single and accompanying music video, “Under Water” ! Reaching nearly 1 million plays on YouTube alone, AVEC also has nearly 400K listeners Spotify. The new single follows the success of AVEC’s debut record What If We Never Forget released in February 2018 and remixes by Alex Schulz, HOUT and Nora Medin.
22-year-old Austrian songstress AVEC shared her latest enticing single and accompanying music video, “Under Water” on 17th September taken from her newly released album “Heaven / Hell”, which dropped on 14th September via Earcandy Recordings.
Reaching nearly 1 million plays on YouTube alone, AVEC also currently holds nearly 400K listeners Spotify, and has since garnered support from the likes of CLASH Magazine, Dancing Astronaut, Data Transmission, Paste Mag, Music Week and major Youtube channels Mr Revillz, The Vibe Guide, Chill Your Mind, Apeiron and MOR Indie, to name a few.
AVEC’s latest album Heaven / Hell was produced and mixed by Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, SOAK, Berkeley) at Attica Audio Studios in Ireland. The new single follows success of AVEC’s debut record What If We Never Forget released in February 2018 and the dazzling remix package ‘Waiting For Remixes’ which included remixes by electronic producers Alex Schulz, HOUT and Nora Medin.
Since the release of her first EP Heartbeats in 2015, AVEC portrayed a magnificent performance at The Great Escape festival in May 2018, and during her career, she has also 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.
In early 2018, AVEC performed at Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival in The Netherlands alongside artists such as Sigrid, Rone, Au/Ra and many more. Straight after the release of her highly anticipated sophomore record, AVEC will embark on a European tour, kicking off in her homeland Austria, upon heading off to Berlin, The Netherlands, Switzerland and more.
Drawing inspiration from Bon Iver, John Mayer, The Lumineers, Daughter and RYX, AVEC’s sound could be best likened to artists such as Lucy Rose or Courtney Barnett, for her thought-provoking and emotive songwriting skills. Dealing with difficult life experiences and expressing her true feelings through music - this is AVEC’s therapeutic outlet - an outlet that not only guids herself, but guides others too.
Writing straight from the depths of her string-plucked heart, the intense and significant connotations in her lyrics juxtapose the gentle strumming of her guitar. Lyrics are the key component in AVEC’s music - she shares her stories and experiences by giving herself the creative power to portray waking life and emotions through sound and reflection.
AVEC’s latest single “Under Water”, receiving an edit from the likes of Nico Rebscher (Henry Green, Alice Merton) is an emotive, lyrical cascade backed with plucked guitars, melodious pianos and AVEC’s signature silken vocal approach until a bounceable, steady-beat laden atmosphere bursts into spirited rhythm and melody before repeating the mantra “Let go.. Let go..”.
The stunningly shot video follows our protagonist meandering through picturesque forests and reflecting on life; feeling drowned, feeling trapped, feeling lost - portraying all aspects of being human and facing your darkest fears.
Commenting on the latest single, AVEC states, “I think the song ‘Under Water’ is the most honest one I’ve ever written so far. The line “breathing underwater“ perfectly describes the pain and the struggle of being honest with yourself and being honest with everybody else. It hurts, and you might hurt people by being honest, but it’s the only way to keep on going; to get through whatever you’re dealing with - be honest, stay honest and be true to yourself, otherwise those feelings and thoughts will eat up your mind!”
Speaking on the music video, she adds, “When I first saw the video for ‘Under Water’ - filled with so many emotions and despair, I got goosebumps all over my body, because it just moved me so much, I can’t even describe it. I love it, I love the whole idea of it and I absolutely love the scenes they shot underwater - she is such an amazing actress!”
25.10.18 - Orpheum, Graz, AT
26.10.18 - ((stereo)), Klagenfurt, AT
27.10.18 - Röda, Steyr, AT
30.10.18 - WUK, Wien, AT
31.10.18 - Alter Schlachthof, Wels, AT
01.11.18 - Gretchen, Berlin, DE
02.11.18 - Nochtwache, Hamburg, DE
03.11.18 - Simplon, Groningen, NL
04.11.18 - Lichting, Eindhoven, NL
06.11.18 - White Noise, Stuttgart, DE
07.11.18 - Hafen not Treibhaus, Salzburg, AT
08.11.18 - Milla, München, DE
09.11.18 - Treibhaus, Innsbruck, AT
10.11.18 - Spielboden, Dornbirn, AT
11.11.18 - Papiersaal, Zürich, CH
13.11.18 - Beatpol, Dresden, DE
14.11.18 - Stereo, Nürnberg, DE
15.11.18 - Roxy, Ulm, DE
16.11.18 - dasHaus, Ludwigshafen, DE
20.11.18 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
21.11.18 - Luxor Live, Arnhem, NL
22.11.18 - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, NL
23.11.18 - Alter Schlachthof, Eupen, BE
24.11.18 - Studio 672, Köln, DE
AVEC - Under Water (Radio Edit)