The New York-based alt-pop songstress VÉRITÉ released her debut full-length record, Somewhere in Between, earlier this summer.

The album is an honest account of Kelsey Byrne’s (VÉRITÉ) personal life. According to the viral vocalist, “The songs travel through my over analysis of depression, apathy, and boredom, and follows attempts to make meaning and balance of existential crises against distractions.”

Musically, the album is a refreshing balance of sonically driving music and inspiring vocals. VÉRITÉ’s ability to craft haunting vocal melodies is a significant factor as to why she has amassed over 100 Million streams on Spotify as an independent artist. Her voice is a potent blend of talent and elegance that sits tightly alongside dynamically progressive instrumentation. It’s clear that she has an innate ability to write and perform tasteful vocal melodies, which are brilliantly on display in each of the album’s 13 tracks.

Some of the album’s highlights include the self-titled “Somewhere In Between’ (video below), “Phase Me Out,” and her new single “Bout You,” which was co-produced by Peter Thomas & LB Productions.

In support of the new album, the VÉRITÉ took the time to answer a few questions for the blog, which you can read below.

She will also be on tour in the US most of September. You can find dates here.



Casablanca Sunset: How long have you been making music?

VÉRITÉ: Since I was 8 or 9. Writing since I was 15.

How would you describe your music to someone that has never listened to it before?

Driving, dynamic pop.

Who are some of your musical influences?

Everything. The Breeders, The Cranberries, Green Day, Nirvana, Radiohead, add a million.

What does your songwriting process look like?

I write when I walk. I then take those ideas and finish them with a producer. It’s a very messy process sometimes.

You’ve had a lot of success releasing music independently, without support of a label. What would you attribute your success to as an independent artist? Was there a specific platform (Spotify, Soundcloud, etc) that helped the most?

Spotify for sure has perpetuated my independence. I think having a really solid team is what allows me to constantly push forward.

Your bio says you were working as a waitress before your music took off. What was that process like? Writing, recording, while working the day job?

That process was insane but worthwhile. I’m good at compartmentalization. It was easy for me to switch my creative and practical brains.


Thanks! Looking forward to hearing more of your music down the road!