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VEL ‘Have A Nice Life’: Take A Stand – Out November 20th

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In My Dreams’ is the debut project due to arrive on November 20th. The indie-pop & electro-rock EP promises to expand VEL’s ever-evolving catalogue of music. With no vocal training hopes to inspire his audience to dream often, be vulnerable and experience life with a sense of wonder.

‘Have A Nice Life’: “There’s hope even in the worst of situations”

VEL wrote ‘Have A Nice Life’ after being frustrated with constant feelings of insecurity & anxiety. Tired of allowing them to control his thoughts, feelings and actions, ‘Have a Nice Life’ is a song about finding the courage to take a stand against them & to be confident in the person you are.

“There’s hope even in the worst of situations,’ says VEL. ‘Even when the voices in your head feel heavy, there’s hope for a brighter day. I hope ‘Have a Nice Life’ encourages people to be confident in the human they are becoming and to not allow their insecurities to take control anymore.

With moments reminiscent of LAUV, Finneas, Halsey & Khalid, VEL demonstrates high dexterity with synths, creating a danceable and confident pop anthem.

Who Is VEL?

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Raised by a 100-year-old piano, a head voice and an innate desire to create, VEL has been pushing himself to always move forward in whichever direction his music takes him. Firmly believing that music and lyrics hold equal importance & value, VEL makes each project a reflection of that belief.

VEL is inspired by honest lyricism (Lany, Lizzy McAlpine, Taylor Swift & Ryan Tedder) and unique, modern synths & rhythms (Honne, Laub, John Newman). For him, music is an emotional journey & each track is a love letter to modern pop. VEL seeks to produce music that expresses the raw emotion of creating.

Emerging from a bedroom studio in Waterloo, Canada, VEL writes and produces his music independently. After releasing sleeper hits such as ‘Ruins’, ‘Where It Hurts’ and ‘All My Love’, VEL gained traction on Spotify playlists; ‘New Music Friday: Canada’, ‘Fresh Finds’, ‘It’s a Bop’ and more. VEL continues to search for new ways to support his artist lifestyle while inviting his audience to share in an emotional experience.

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