Vaeda Blackis BACK with her latest single “Suicide Love” out Wednesday, October 10th! With a music video to follow Directed by James Morano with choreography by the Tony Nominated and Emmy Winning AC Ciulla, it will be a passionate visualization of being consumed by love and lost in emotion. As she gets ready to release it, she’ll also be performing live Headlining the Long Island Fall Festival October 7th and at NYC’s Arlene’s Grocery October 9th. (Details Below)
Raised in Centerport, NY, Vaeda Black is the pseudonym of 16 year old singer songwriter Celia Spero. She is a senior at both Harborfields HS and Long Island High School for the Arts. Vaeda Black’s powerful stirring voice reminiscent of early soul, which is most unexpected. A masterful songwriter, Vaeda is able to tap into a profound and sometimes dark place. It’s certainly reflective in her music both lyrically and sonically. Live performances with her band display her ability to connect with audiences, a skill she’s developed from many years on the stage. She performed in musical theater productions starting at only 7yrs old, and is currently training in Classical Voice in NYC. Black has participated in both the NYSSMA and SCMEA festivals annually. She was selected as an Alto-1 and member of the All-State Treble Choir in both 2017 and 2018.
Black is quite tenacious in her focus to remain artistically genuine, with lyrics that are both thought provoking and at times provocative. In a world that tends to speak about art in terms of genre, this can be somewhat problematic for artists that don’t exist in a box.
“When I write, I like to just start singing and writing down whatever the music makes me feel. When I wrote ‘Face Down’, I was singing along to the track and the words and melody flowed perfectly with the vibes the music was giving me. The song is about accepting your deep dark desires and that they’re not something to be ashamed of” says Black. “I wanted this song to be directed at the listener like I’m speaking to them. A quiet reassurance that whatever thoughts you’re having or whatever you’re going through mentally isn’t something to hide, but is something to embrace.”
With “Suicide Love” on the way and TWO chances to see her LIVE, fans can catch more of the rising star that is Vaeda Black.