Hot on the heels of her new single, Children featuring Chiddy (available on iTunes), here’s VV Brown‘s new mixtape called The Playground which was just released only hours ago. I’ve been a huge supporter of Ms. Brown since last year when I named her debut album Travelling Like The Light, one of my top favorite albums of 2010. I’ve also been fortunate enough to see her perform twice, both shows were stellar, I’m thrilled she’s back. Keep your eyes out for VV’s sophomore effort is due out early next year!
VV Brown: Making an album is a process of experimenting and a lot of songs get lost, changed, redone or discarded. Touring makes you fall into a bubble, real life doesn’t exist and everything is exciting with a sense of appreciation for the shows and the people that come to see you play, but a plastic experience backstage. When I came of the road, locked in my studio and home again, this was my place of experimenting and finding myself again, but not the old self, a more mature experienced self. Before making a solid album I thought it would be amazing to make a mix-tape. A real window into the process of experimentation and creativity. Its a very low-fi attempt to show you where my head was at and where it was going up to a polished record.
The mixtape is called the Playground, centered around this concept about questioning the youth and where we are at as a generation much in line with what I’m talking about overall in alot of the songs I’m singing. A twisted sense of naivety and innocence with an undertone of cynicism and debate about the mirage that we really need to see what really is going on.