Trying to get property of non-object [ On /var/www/virtual/jpop.com/public_html/generatrix/model/youtubeModel.php Line 63 ]
Undefined variable: cookie_headers [ On /var/www/virtual/jpop.com/public_html/generatrix/external/magpierss-0.72/extlib/Snoopy.class.inc Line 438 ]
Veronika Vesper - JPop.com
Artist info
Veronika Vesper

Veronika Vesper

Veronika Vesper


Veronika Vesper has arrived to light up the firmament. She’s a curious creature on a mission to be a great artist; a Buddhist punk; she’s everything we’ve wanted; sexy, fierce, rebellious and cool. She’s come from outer space to change the world for the better. The statuesque interstellar star and her space pop combines the edginess of Bowie, the quirkiness of Bjork and the ambition of Gaga. Vesper was born to do this. Her incredible story Read more on Last.fm
Veronika Vesper has arrived to light up the firmament. She’s a curious creature on a mission to be a great artist; a Buddhist punk; she’s everything we’ve wanted; sexy, fierce, rebellious and cool. She’s come from outer space to change the world for the better. The statuesque interstellar star and her space pop combines the edginess of Bowie, the quirkiness of Bjork and the ambition of Gaga. Vesper was born to do this. Her incredible story starts in the then Czechoslovakia: daughter of a world famous conductor and from a family of classical musicians, a creative drive has always propelled her forward.

While she herself is classically trained, there was always something more she wanted to do with music. As a kid, “I would play all my little songs I made when I was five on a Yamaha keyboard, dress in my mum’s clothes and perform for all my teddy bears.” It was obvious she was always a natural performer, “I was always entertaining the whole family, playing different roles every day. My parents thought I would be an actor.” In a classical environment, and in the years after the last days of Communism, the music around her didn’t extend to the sort of creative pop icons the people of the west knew and loved. “I didn’t know that you could have this life, that what I did as play could be a job!” Even if she didn’t know she could be a pop star, she certainly knew she was destined for something.

The difficult times in her childhood gave her a reason to escape “into the subtle world that artists who come from fucked up families always have, where everything is slow motion, and it seems like you are thinking through the beautiful, pure lens of a crystal.” Since early childhood Veronika has felt the urge to decode her calling in life. It’s been an adventure that’s taken many twists and turns. The difficulties of trying to find an answer and a use for her talents led to a struggle with addiction when she was a teenager. “Part of what happens is that when you’re not creative or letting things out, it can turn into self-destruction.

So you have to find that creative outlet.” She found it initially in the flute, becoming the first flautist for an international touring orchestra, but she quickly grew frustrated with lack of creativity that comes from performing the work of others, being a single cog in a bigger machine. When touring with the orchestra, she was attracted by a pop music academy in London, amazed that she could study those things. But before she could pursue it, she was taken seriously ill. A misdiagnosis of a kidney problem almost killed her, but she was rescued just in time. The near death experience focused her: With that she came to London and began crafting the bold identity she has today. Veronika knew she had two sides to herself, a gentleness and a hardcore element of her personality, between a fairy and a punk.

The near death experience “made me realise that I needed to integrate my whole self and when I did I began feeling good, going back to being both the punk person and the spiritual person. I started feeling like I was a whole being, like my past, present and future were one thing.” To focus on her pop dreams, she studied at the London Centre of Contemporary music, gaining a greater passion for electronic music, and followed this by studying in LA, working with vocal and performance coach Seth Riggs – teacher to Michael Jackson and Barbara Streisand, among others. Along the way, she began to envision the unique space pop that was to be her destiny. “As an artist, I’ve always wanted to be a big act because I want to have an impact on people. No matter the size of the audience I strive to give a stadium performance.

I wish one day to have a stadium tour. Yet she’s so idiosyncratic she’ll never do things the obvious way. “I always liked the edgy side of things in music but the line between mainstream and edgy is so blurred these days. But now I feel I’ve got a good balance of being on the edge of mainstream.” Through part of her spiritual journey it became apparent that the biggest enemy to her creativity was her ego that she had to overcome.

Striving towards this ideal inspired her song (Fuck the) Ego – “it’s my Buddhist punk song, a mantra for life” she says. It’s the perfect introduction to her album of grandiose space pop, perfectly combining techno rave and dark electro vibes with classical undertones, brought together with her haunting voice. Vesper is the real deal. Having struggled with her own darkness and light she’s found the balance by accepting both – and her music reflects that struggle. Read more on Last.fm.

User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
Top Albums

show me more

showing 4 out of 20 albums
Shoutbox
No Comment for this Artist found
Leave a comment


Comments From Around The Web
No blog found
Flickr Images
No images
Related videos
No video found
Tweets
No blogs found