Who is V V Brown? She is the latest in a seemingly never-ending conga line of British pop starlets to sashay across the Atlantic to perform on our late night talk shows, dazzle us with fabulously self-styled outfits, and subject themselves to interviews with our gay music bloggers.
Brown, who is 25, released her debut album Travelling Like The Light in the UK last summer and was immediately branded ‘one to watch’ by several mainstream media outlets. Her first few singles – “Shark In The Water”, “Crying Blood” and “LEAVE!” – energetically blend classic soul and blues influences with indie rock hooks and R&B swagger.
Ahead of the album’s official US street date in April (it’s already available for download), Brown has been hitting the North American club and talk show circuit to drum up interest. It was in a Washington, D.C. hotel room a couple weeks ago that we reached V V via phone to chat about writing the songs for Travelling Like the Light on a one-string guitar, her forthcoming comic book and her trip to Nigeria with Damon Albarn’s band Gorillaz. Read the Q&A after the jump.
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