I chalk this up as a case of “if you TWEET, they will come.” V.V. Brown is coming to Boston! How excited am I? Now, I’m not seriously attributing my TWEET as the reason for V.V. coming to Boston, but I’m sure it couldn’t have hurt. Whatever it takes to get V.V. here, right?
Back in January, V.V. announced a small U.S. tour to promote the Stateside release of her debut album Travelling Like The Light. While the album was originally due for release on February 9th – NOW the release date has been pushed back to March 30th – at least as far as the album’s physical format is concerned. For those who can’t wait until the end of March, iTunes has it available for download starting today for only $5.99! That’s hot. Not sure about the investment? Spin it for free on Spinner.com. NOT ONLY THAT but iTunes has made “Shark In The Water” the free iTunes Single Of The Week this week. Pretty special. Way to go V.V! Quite the plug.
While I’ve been raving about Brown for months and now…FINALLY the American press has started to catch on. Interview Magazine calls Brown’s sound “pop music from another planet,” (which I choose to take as a compliment) while Women’s Wear Daily claims that V.V.’s got a “set of pipes that rivals Amy Winehouse’s.” Marie Claire hears V.V.’s song “Game Over” and hears a little bit of James Bond and a little bit of Gene Kelly. To me, V.V.’s music is pure pop perfection. With every listen, I discover something new. I love that it’s a little bit retro and a little bit futuristic. I can only imagine how fantastic her live set is going to be.
Her U.S. tour started at the end of January back in Los Angeles, followed by performances in San Francisco on Thursday, and back to LA on Saturday. V.V. then heads East for shows in Brooklyn (February 15th), Philly (February 18th) and Washington D.C. (February 19th). Lucky me that only ONE new date has been added to the tour. February 22nd in Boston at Great Scott (where I was lucky enough to see the Noisettes perform back in August). YES!
The brilliant video for Brown’s “Shark In The Water” has been doing well on VH1 Soul, Centric TV and Logo’s “NewNowNext PopLab.” The New York Post calls the song (one of my favorites) “so crazy catchy that it’d make Kelly Clarkson green with envy.” Indeed. In addition her songs appearing in high profile shows like CSI:NY and Desperate Housewives, her song “L.O.V.E.” has been heavily used in promotion for the new hit ABC comedy Cougar Town.
One of the many reasons why I love V.V. Brown is that she seems truly humbled by all of her early success and praise here in the States, which is impressive considering she’s selling out shows so early on her tour. That sort of attention could give some new singers a big head! She even got a fancy gig DJing at the EMI Grammy Party, where she hobnobbed with the EMI crew here in the U.S. Good for her! She deserves all of the success in the world, as far as I’m concerned. She’s an international super star in the making. It’s going to be great fun watching her speedy ascent to the top. Get tickets to see her Boston show NOW before they sell out. Only $9.00!