Introducing Volte, an artist who creates emotional and dark pop music that delivers real and honest music to your ears. Let’s find out more…
Volte is an incredibly talented artist who delivers dark-pop to your ears, with tracks filled with emotion and honesty from start to finish. We spoke to this rising new star and uncovered the truth behind his music. Let’s get to know him more…
Hey Volte, we can’t get enough of your new single ‘Dangerous to Love’. Can you tell us more about the meaning behind the song?
Thankyou so much! Dangerous to Love is about feeling like your mental health makes you unlovable, like no one will understand you or should have to put up with how messed up you feel. My favourite lyric is “I smile like I’m fine but baby I’m a mess, I’m dangerous to love” as It tells the story of trying to hide how badly your struggling in order to keep people in your life. I wrote this song in a really unhealthy headspace, one that I’ve spent the last year working really hard to come out of.
We love the slice of electro-pop used that adds mystery to the song. Was this an intention, if so why?
I grew up in the rock world playing singing in a band called Breakaway and right now I’m going through a transitional stage where a lot of my influences have changed from bands like Thirty Seconds to Mars and Taking Back Sunday over to darker pop artists like Halsey, The Neighbourhood & Blackbear. So yeah it was intentional to show where I’m heading, I think you can definitely expect to hear more of an Electro-pop vibe in the future!
Did you have any help with the production process of Dangerous to Love??
I wrote ‘Dangerous to Love’ on the piano, and had a really good idea of what I wanted production wise in my head when I headed into the studio to record it. I wanted it to really kick in hard when the chorus hits as I think it will make a great opening track to my live set I’m working on. I’ve been really lucky to be working with Pete Holz (Gang of Youths/ Peking Duk) as a producer who seems to really understand how I think and is great at bringing what’s in my head to life. Production wise we make a great team!
How do you want your listeners to react to your music?
I want it to make listeners think. I hope that people take notice of lyrics more than anything and how it speaks to them, maybe it makes them more aware of how they are feeling or encourages them to watch out for their loved ones.
If you could describe your music in three words, what would they be?
Emotional, Dark Pop
Right now for me it’s all about Halsey, The Neighbourhood and Blackbear I think all three artists not only have amazing music but have built a really cool vibe around their music like their own little world people can dive into. I would love to do the same and it’s what I’m working towards.
What was your lightbulb moment, when you knew you wanted to become a singer?
I’ve always sung and written songs, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t but the lightbulb moment for me was when I saw my first live show as a kid which was Blink 182 at Wembley Arena in London. Up until that moment It hadn’t dawned on me it was actually something people did as a career, I was really young but there was definitely a moment during the concert when I sat there and was like “Hey this is what I want to do with my life”.
Can we expect to hear any new music from you soon?
A LOT haha, I have a few songs in the bank that I’m really excited to get out, but all in good time! A couple more before the end of the year 😉
What has been your biggest achievement of this year?
I think debuting #11 on the triple J unearthed overall chart with my first single ‘Devil in Me’ was a huge achievement straight out the gate, but for me the real achievement has been having the confidence to put myself out there and release music on my own, not in a band. It’s a whole different challenge doing everything yourself the lows are lower and the highs are higher, it’s all on me now.
I would love to have an EP out if not two! My biggest goal is to take this project live and to meet the people who have been supporting me, to start touring and hopefully, that includes some big festival performances for sure. A lot can happen in a year and I hope that I can look back a year from now and be proud of how much I’ve grown as an artist and how far things have come.
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