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This week’s NYC Scene Report features the Darker Dreams of Young Thieves, Vanessa Silberman proudly proclaiming “Who We Are,” and Amsi deciding “I Don’t Want to Be Here.”
* If you’re a frequent reader of this column you’ve probably been anxiously anticipating new music from indie pop band Young Thieves. Well, the wait is over! The trio have released their InVogue Records debut, an EP titled Darker Dreams.
The latest single off Darker Dreams is “Home,” which just so happens to mention the title of the album in the song.
Check out the video, which stars Young Thieves’ Alexandra Amor, who is everything you could possibly ask for in a frontwoman, and a pop star.
* NYC, by way of L.A., alt grunge singer-songwriter Vanessa Silberman will be releasing a series of monthly singles throughout 2020, the first of which is the anthemic “Who We Are.”
Discussing the song in a statement, Silberman said, “We have grown leaps and bounds in our thinking. These days I believe being different, or thinking outside of what we think is ‘normal,’ is way more rewarding than choosing the safe path.”
“Who We Are” is completely self-made, as Silberman wrote, produced, engineered, recorded, programmed, performed, mixed, and mastered the song. Give it a spin … just be prepared to feel like you can conquer the world after hearing it.
* Soulful pop songstress Amsi is looking to get away on her latest single, “I Don’t Want to Be Here.”
Owning a strong NYC vibe, “I Don’t Want to Be Here” opens with a lyric involving the 6 train – which happens to be a train I frequent, so combine that with a longtime appreciation for Amsi’s vocals, and songwriting, and yes, I immediately loved this song.
I think you’ll immediately love this song, too. Click play on the video – which features another place I frequent in NYC, Grand Central Terminal – I guarantee you’ll want to be wherever Amsi is performing.
As an aside, hey Amsi, can you happen to be singing in Grand Central the next time I’m commuting into the city? That would be rad!
For more of the best of NYC’s indie music scene, come back next Wednesday, and check out the archives for previous columns.