Watch List: It's Time For You To Meet VILLAS
VILLAS are a new force in the electronic R&B world. The new group is a duo made up of members Miel and D’Ari, artistically pushing the boundaries of what is considered "the norm." Topics of songs include monogamy, what isolation feels like, and expectations from others. We think it is perfect to explore and observe through music because music allows the individual to healthily release whatever the mind is occupied.
The duo released their first EP, Medicine, on May 20th of this year. Like stated above, the subject matter is very honest and difficult. The EP was co-produced by D'Ari from the groups farmhouse and Jake Birch from Brooklyn, Toronto, and Montana. Also, the music was mixed by Jay Paul Bicknell, known for the Grammy and Oscar nominated Beauty Behind the Madness by the Weeknd, at Interscope Studios.
The track "Life Jacket" is a stand out (listen below.) Right off the bat, the song starts off the lyric line,
"don't want a boy, I want a man, but I crucify the one who understands."
The line "If you want me, I'll be under water" is repeated and drives a chorus that will easily get stuck in your head. We listen and are immediately immersed in an atmosphere of the nightlife.
The most notable and popular song on the EP is probably "Fuckin Round On You," which is a brutally honest story of someone having relations with people outside of their main partner. The music video for the track shows random stock footage of couples doing various activities and overall is a mind-boggling trip. This group brings something unbelievably artistic to the table and deserves respect for having no limits.