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Plans For The ‘Weekend’: Listen to VÉRITÉ’s commanding new electro-pop single

 

It only takes a few seconds of VÉRITÉ’s incredible new single “Weekend” to feel traces of Lana Del Rey, in both lyrical content (“You can drive your fast car/Through the village ‘til you die”) and detached-cool vocal style. But where Del Rey needed the remix treatment from the likes of Cedric Gervais to take her sound to the next level, VÉRITÉ, a New York-based singer who remains one of our breakout artists of 2014, gets there all on her own. And it’s a remarkable conquest.

“Weekend” follows-up this summer’s enchanting debut single “Strange Enough” (a current staple of Vanya Radio), and raises the stakes to intriguing levels. What we have here is one of the finest tracks of the year, in production, style, and content, and something that will no doubt raise VÉRITÉ’s game to major-player status in the world of pop.

Her debut live performance comes September 18 at Neon Gold’s Popshop alongside ASTR at the Westway in NYC, and that company alone suggests us big things are ahead. “Weekend,” however, guarantees it.

 

Here’s what she told Idolator about the track: “Conceptually it came from a snapshot of a scenario. An old friend of mine lived on this quiet, dead end residential street with bright florescent lights. I had the image of us falling down in the stillness of the scene. From the first line, the song winds up being an ode to the nostalgia of how, despite how sick we were or how insane things get, we can take moments from the craziest times and glorify them as being absolutely perfect.”

We’ll raise a glass to that.

VÉRITÉ “Weekend” lyrics

You can drive your fast car
through the village ‘til you die
or you could take another deep breathe swingin’
for the days I could watch you run
through the white lighted streets
where the houses stay the same
where we could drink
‘til we’d never remember our names

You can bring me to life
You can bring me to life

So we can hang our noose
under stars bright
ready to glow
and we can fall in love for the weekend
We’re on the edge baby
two hearts starting to slow
and we can fall in love for the weekend
Oh.

We can dream in white hot
color in ecstasy we’ll fade
into the silence of our
dead night freezing
When the smoke cleared
I awoke here
caught in the patterns of the mess
that we’ve been making
We can play pretend ‘til it gets dark
and count the seconds until everything falls apart

You can bring me to life
You can bring me to life

So we can hang our noose
under stars bright
ready to glow
and we can fall in love for the weekend
We’re on the edge baby
two hearts starting to slow
and we can fall in love for the weekend
Oh.

Cause we’re the new kids
waiting on the edge
and we’re ready to go
And we could fall in love for the weekend
We’re on the edge of a shotgun
ready to blow
And we can fall in love for the weekend
Just give me one shot in my veins
and I’ll be ready to love
so we can fall in love for the weekend
You know I’m trying too hard
but it isn’t enough
So we could fall in love for the weekend
oh.

So we can hang our noose
under stars bright
ready to glow
and we can fall in love for the weekend
We’re on the edge baby
two hearts starting to slow
and we can fall in love for the weekend
Oh.
Cause we’re the new kids
waiting on the edge
and we’re ready to go
And we could fall in love for the weekend
We’re on the edge of a shotgun
ready to blow
And we can fall in love for the weekend
oh.

Verite Popshop