Viji – aka Vanilla Jenner – has shared a brand new single.
Titled ‘Skin Deep’, the track taken from her forthcoming ‘Cali’ EP, which will be released on 11th March via Dirty Hit.
On the new track, Viji explains: “I wrote skin deep one evening while in the studio recording my second EP. It was one of those songs that just came out. Personal and intimate. We almost recorded it the next day, I think we were just excited about how simple it is and how it didn’t need much to sound full. The lyrics will relate to anybody that gives a lot for what they are passionate about.” She adds, “The video is like the song, simple and intimate. It’s a collection of camcorder footage, fleeting images of one of those days where the world lies heavy on your shoulders. A big chunk of this I filmed with friends, and we actually had a really great day. It all evens out.”
Viji has also announced her first-ever live show, headlining London’s Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes on Friday 11th March.
“I listen to Frank Ocean religiously, but also Tyler, The Creator, Mos Def and a lot of hip-hop and pop artists,” she notes, speaking about the influences behind her new EP. “I think that always translated a little before – the beats were never straight rock beats – but now I’ve tapped into it a little bit more. The more you write, the more you develop what it is you write.”
“I feel like it’s a breath of fresh air when you find something you really love.”