VivaOla’s new single, The Artist (feat. Tommi Crane) is a mixture of breakbeat music and trap music, along with their distinct vocals dancing above the music. The song was entirely written and produced on remote. When working on this song, VivaOla was in Korea and Tommi Crane was in Japan. Each of them wrote, recorded, and produced their own parts in their own writing environments, and the entire process only took them a month to finish the song.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to The Artist

To be honest, I really didn’t expect this much of an attention to this song in particular. It was definitely more aggressive than the album I put out in June. It’s been really good though, a lot of people listen to this song and seem to genuinely enjoy it. I’m just glad.

TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?

It’s middle fingers up from VivaOla to all the people who didn’t want to believe in me and what I was doing.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?

I’m still planning on releasing another single by the end of this year. I still haven’t been able to put out a music video I like so that’s what I’ll be working on for the rest of this year.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

I still haven’t properly performed publicly yet, but I would love to sing my music at outdoor festivals or clubs. I make my music with those kind of places in mind.