21 —— 22    6    2019

VIAH [CZ]

Saturday 18:45 RADIO WAVE NEW STAGE

The fresh breeze of electro-pop presented by Czech-Vietnamese singer Viah is an authentic combination of vocal and production talent.

Viah appeared on the Czech scene with the release of her album Tears of a Giant last year where she combined minimalist electronic music with dance tracks and a vulnerable personal story. Producer Jiří Burian fundamentally influenced the album after seeing the singer on the Czech version of American Idol and invited her to collaborate on his own projects. As a solo performer, Viah has a lot to say and her lyrics deal with toxicity on social networks and finding one’s own identity. There aren’t many cosmopolitan singers like her in the Czech environment: Viah grew up in a mixed atmosphere of Czech, Vietnamese, and English, the last of which is now closest to her musically. Her concerts show she’s also a talented live artist and she makes no secret that her performances are inspired by theatrics.

Author: Jiří Kordík