For a goth-pop project, VEDA‘s “Sweetheart” is surprisingly…well, sweet, and it’s giving me all the Valentine’s Day feels!
The solo project of Birmingham’s multi-instrumentalist Dominic Antonio Sepúlveda, VEDA’s signature blend of Casiotone keyboards, jangly guitars, and lo-fi drum machines are set against raw, earnest vocals. The result is a song that I want to play all day long and sing at the top of my lungs to my sweetheart, because he really does have it all.
“With “Sweetheart,” I wanted to inspire a feeling of nostalgia for those hazy, youthful summer days, chillin’ with homies, watching the sunset on the grass, being young and unsure of what the future holds, but it doesn’t really matter, cos you’re living in the moment,” Sepúlveda says of the song. “It could easily be the soundtrack of a cheesy 90’s teen flick.”
Uh, count me in. I love cheesy 90s teen flicks.
Stream “Sweetheart” for your sweetheart (or for your sweet heart ;)) here: