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Seven Songs With… V V Brown

Robert Helbig November 21, 2013
Photo by Zoe Zimmer

Photo by Zoe Zimmer

With her charismatic and soulful voice and her ability to create charming and powerful songs Vanessa Brown aka V V BROWN clearly marks one of Britain’s most underrated talents: Last month she released her new album Samson & Delilah which introduced a few new electronic and dark aspects to her musical microcosm. And pretty soon she’s also on the road for a little tour, presented by NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION. And with these new tunes this might be an interesting experience. Here are the tourdates.

30.11.2013 – DE – Heidelberg – Karlstorbahnhof
03.12.2013 – DE – Köln – Studio 672
04.12.2013 – DE – Hamburg – Prinzenbar
05.12.2013 – DE – Berlin – Berghain

In the haze of the upcoming touring adventure we asked V V BROWN to present us seven of her most loved songs. Interested in the result? Here it comes.


01. KATE BUSH – “Running Up that Hill”

A strong women with a magical haunting strange vocal got me hooked. I love the way she danced and I copied her round my living room.


02. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – “Can I Kick It?”

I had the tape. It was a single and I learnt all the words to try and impress a boy. It didn’t work but I fell in love with hip hop instead.


03. IGOR STRAVINSKY – “The Rite Of Spring”

I studied Russian nationalistic music and it opened my mind to the secrets of music in a very suppressed society. Stravinsky left secrets in his melodies.


04. FACTORY FLOOR – “Two Different Ways”

I fell in love with his band a few years ago. I love the way they use amazing visuals with there music and this inspired this new album in a huge way.

05. BJÖRK – “All is Full of Love”

This is my favourite song ever! Its radical and beautiful. Bjork is my biggest inspiration.

06. BROWNSTONE – If you love me”

I went through a massive 90’s RNB stage from 12-15 and this was one of those classics. The respect of the female soulful vocal.


07. NINA SIMONE – “Ain’t Got No…I’ve Got Life”


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