New York City-based collective VRSTY (pronounced “Varsity”) – Joey Varela [vocals], Javy Dorrejo [bass], Chris Cody [drums], and Paul Gregory [guitar] – have released a video for their latest single ‘Massive’.
The single, which is currently the most played track on SiriusXM’s Octane for a second week in a row, is taken from the band’s recently released Cloud City EP, out now via Spinefarm Records.
Check out the video for ‘Massive’ here: https://youtu.be/1mBx7w32jRw
“The ‘Massive’ music video is perfect for what the song is actually trying to say,” says Varela. “It’s us in a dark room, performing, loving what we do, and having fun as it’s always been. Just us.”
Varela previously shared the song’s inspiration, saying: “‘Massive’ is literally all of my frustrations coming to the surface. It’s years of doing favors and helping other’s elevate their careers – only to be told I’m just a copy of ‘insert whatever vocalist here’ or to be called a background player. Not this time. I remember writing ‘Massive’, and the only thought in my head was, ‘They don’t take you seriously – but they’ll wish they did.'”
Stream/purchase VRSTY‘s Cloud City EP here: https://VRSTY.lnk.to/CloudCity
VRSTY‘s music unexpectedly blends metallic grooves and R&B vocal swagger. The band have been grinding in the scene for over five years now, releasing their Lights EP in 2015 and heading on tour to earn their road stripes. They dropped Blck and Blck Deluxe in 2019, with ‘YOU & I’ (over 412k Spotify streams), ‘Colorblind’ (over 310k Spotify streams), and ‘Nola’ (over 278k Spotify streams) quickly establishing themselves as indie fan-favourites. The band have tallied over two million total streams and looks to open things up even more with their Cloud City EP, which serves as their Spinefarm Records debut.