Episode 15: "Lonely" by Vanalika
"You don't get to be lonely."
With these words, Vanalika begins exploring the social ramifications of the term "lonely"--how we use it, how we wield it, and how its meaning changes as we amass experience. A deeply introspective songwriter with pop savvy and affection, Vanalika uses a poignant subject and a palatable pop beat to start an important conversation about women, relationships, and the messages we internalize as human beings. In this episode, Vanalika talks about the inspiration behind her new single, her passion for music as activism, and the delicate process of pairing a song with a vibe. She and Emmeline also dissect the artist-producer partnership, the concept of musical illustration, and how we all became a bit more self-aware in quarantine.
To learn more about Vanalika, check her out on Spotify or find her on Instagram at @VanalikaOfficial. For behind-the-scenes info and more about Journey of a Song, follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic or visit the Journey of Series official webpage.