Vxn or vōx narratus (voice story) is an indie singer-songwriter duo formed by Calvin and Nico, both are Indonesian songwriter/performers who have worked and ghost-written records for many artists over the last couple of years. Their genre influence is mainly pop-alt, but that doesn’t mean that they are always stuck in just one genre. Now with the local music movement going forward, they both think that it’s time to show the public their creativity and their musical color.
The boys say, "November Blue is all about that feeling of love and the aching feeling that you feel and have inside your heart when you are missing that special someone in your life". From musical perspective, the song itself has elements of Electro Pop-Rnb. "Just like in life there are some feelings that can’t be described or put into words and those feelings are described with all the vocal fillers in the song, to give you that lovely sad-blue vibes" the duo say.
Vin explains "Vin : “I wrote this song for this one special girl and we are miles apart from each other, we're so different yet so similar, we're so far yet we feel so close, she is in a place unknown yet with
her it always feels like home, I hope she gets the feelings that I try to convey to her, even when
everything eventually fell apart, I hope that the fire would rekindle from the ashes that once
Vin wrote the song in November 2017 and had been working on it for almost a year, to find the right
formula for the song to make sure that it would sound just as he intended it to. "It's quite tricky making a song like this, it's like trying to paint the universe that I have inside my mind into
reality, to enable it to come out in audio form, where hopefully everyone can imagine or feel it the way I see and feel it.”
Born in Surabaya, the 26 years old songwriter has spent most of his life around music and with having no formal education in music. You would think this would be a hurdle for the guy to get past but it seems to have worked in his favor. He lets his ear guide him in the process of making music, and things happen that may not happen to someone that is musically trained. S far so good, he has been responsible for string of hits that he has written for other people.
Although his family live in Italy, home is where the heart is or at least for now, whilst he works behind the scenes for other local artists to hopefully make his own mark on the local music scene.
Asian Pop Radio followers will be familiar with his work as PERSONEINVACANZE and his first single "+62" which was a tropical electro song in July 2017, and with the support of Berlin based label the song made its way into three official Spotify Playlists, including "New Music Friday Germany", "Pop Brandneu", and "Fresh Finds: Hiptronix" which resulted in the song charting in the Spotify Viral Charts in Austria and Germany. The track was also used to promote the hugely popular Indonesian Film Festival 2018 in Melbourne earlier this year as the organisers loved the vibe and it helped them paint a picture of what was on offer at the festival.
Born in Banyuwangi, the 26 year old musician/songwriter has been devoting his life through music, with the ability of making sweet chords and his musical expertise in playing guitar and bass.
His influences of music are actually all-round but lately he is inspired by the Folk and Pop genres.
It all started during 2010 when he created a song for a former band and the track charted number #3 on local radio station EBS FM Surabaya during the Indie Band Fever event that year. Several years later Nico met Calvin and formed the group 4BEAT and the outfit became brand ambassadors for the Big Bang Yamaha Matic Music Festival 2011. In 2012 the guys made it to the final top 10 in Galaxy Superstar Indosiar (National). Producing, writing and singing are just some of Nico's Diverse talents.
'November Blue' is now playing on our radio station streaming Asia-wide hits 24/7. Listen here.
Below: our interview with Vin in 2017.