VASSY – Award-winning, multi-platinum artist, songwriter, producer and 3X #1 Billboard charting vocalist: Exclusive Interview with Raver Mag.
VASSY – Award-winning, multi-platinum artist, songwriter, producer and 3X #1 Billboard charting vocalist:
Exclusive Interview with Raver Mag.
Interview: by Kylie Parham // Photos: by Michael Beas
Award-winning, multi-platinum artist, songwriter, producer and 3X #1 Billboard charting vocalist VASSY gave Raver Mag an opportunity to go behind the scenes with her during Miami Music Week. For those that don’t know, VASSY was discovered by Australian Radio Station Triple J after where she won song of the year. Her single “We Are Young” reached No. 1 on the US Billboard dance chart making her the first Australian Artist to go No. 1 with her solo single debut release. She is a certified RIAA Platinum and Gold recording artist.
In 2014, VASSY collaborated with David Guetta and Showtek on their song “Bad” which became 7 times double platinum and established her in the electronic dance music scene. In 2015, she collaborated with Tiesto and KSHMR on their track “Secrets” which reigned atop the Billboard Club chart and Beatport charts and went straight to number No. 1 in 20 countries. In 2016, she released her single “Nothing to Lose” through Musical Freedom Records co-produced by Tiesto. VASSY’s music incorporates dance, reggae and soul in her style of music. Her music has received an array of accolades, including ARIA awards and IDMA awards.
We were honored to be able to walk a few days in the life of such an amazing artist who is literally making history with every vocal that she writes and has the ability to sing. This is what she shared with us.
When you were a kid, what profession did you want to be when you were grown up?
I always knew I was going to be a musician. Music was always so important to me, even when I was young.
What was your biggest fear as a kid?
Not reaching the goals that I set for myself. I always wanted to do the best I could, especially with music.
Who was your hero as a child?
Definitely my father. He always worked so hard to succeed and I remember thinking, ‘I want to be just like him’.
What type of music did your parents listen to?
So much Greek music! All the time.
What made you seriously get into music?
I realized there was no other future for me than music. So at that point I knew I had to make it a priority in my life. After that everything seemed to fall into place and here we are!
What is the most extreme weather gig you’ve ever done?
I played live with Tiesto at Tomorrowland and it poured on us!
What is your favorite part of Miami Music Week?
I love being surrounded by all my peers and amazing music for an entire week. There’s nothing like it!