aviva – ¡Blah Blah Blah!

Blah Blah Blah is confusingly creative, an in this way – artistically challenging debut single by aviva, a 17 y/o pop/soul singer from New York. This single is foreshadowing artist’s upcoming EP, that will be released under Collective Chromatic Creations, somewhere in the near future.

Blah Blah Blah starts innocently with soulful guitar plucking, where the eponymous “blah, blah, blah” is repeated in the background. This almost jazzy introduction is followed by the trippy saxophone samples that are repeated throughout the song. Later addition of bass lines and vocal chorus gave a short moment of the almost pop-ish vibe, much easier to understand for the “common listener.” Anything other than that is almost like a “fight” between the vocal axis and what is going on in the instrumental. And there is a lot of going there.

You will notice that many times the standard and “pleasant” chord progression is broken just to challenge the listener. In a moment when you have expected something predictable, the instrumental shifts and presents a totally different vibe to the song. Maybe that is why the title of the single feels so apt.

The instrumental here is beautifully perplexed, to the point that it makes you wonder whether you still are listening to this song only or maybe someone played another one in the background. It’s almost like the whole concept is based on “blah, blah, blah” – melodies trying to get your attention more than the previous ones, while at the same time creating something much different than a standard radio-friendly concept.


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