After a taking a short hiatus, Vivienne’s verdict released their newest music video, Hurricane. Established in 2009, the local hard rock band has 10,500 over likes on Facebook currently. The band’s standout point is the focus on originals. With the addition of Kurenai on vocals, the band is back stronger and better.
Today, we speak to Vivienne’s verdict to find out their direction and new line-up for the year.
What is the inspiration behind hurricane? And the idea behind framing the music video in this way?
We debuted Monster with a music video, and it was very well received. We figured in order for us to top that, we have to come up with something stronger. This time, we added in a chasing murder scene. The idea was to create a storyline with suspense, creepy visuals, and scenes that would give you an adrenaline rush.
Is this song different from the others that the band has released? If so, what is the difference and how so?
Definitely! It is the first time we infused electronic soundscapes into a song, something which we actually wanted to do for some time but didn’t due to lack of experience. However, Jay’s expertise in electronic music allowed us to do that this time. On top of that, with Hurricane, we recorded 2 versions, English and Japanese. We love Japan in many ways and it’s one of our favourite countries, so it made sense to us to go in that direction.
How has the band’s journey been thus far since its first debut?
The debut kick started an amazing journey for us, and even though we had to take a short hiatus to restructure the band line-up, we’re happy to say that we are ready to continue making music that defines us. We’re back, and we’re here to stay!
If there’s any theme the band would want to explore in their choice of songs, what would it be and why?
With Depiction, we wanted to express ourselves in lyrical form, through heartfelt words carefully written to convey the struggles we faced. In the next EP, we are going to do this in a more musical way, combining our various influences to create a story-driven, darker sounding signature voice that is uniquely Vivienne’s Verdict. With Kurenai on board, this also means that the writing style and message behind the songs would be significantly different from before.