“‘The Muscle’ is an indie LGBTQ love song with a ‘ceiling gazer’ vibe,” iterated Vanessa Van Ness. “It’s a lyrically-driven lo-fi lullaby with trippy but tasteful vocal delays and tender guitar work. The song was written for my girlfriend as a gift, and describes an eternal love across continents.”
She continued: “The track was self-produced at home, which gave the rhythm guitar a warm, organic feel. I worked with the Scissor Sisters’ mixing engineer, Guus Hoevenaars, in Melbourne, to create an ethereal ambience using stunt delays in order to give the song more dynamics and help set the tone. The track was then mastered by Adam Haggar in Los Angeles, who, purely coincidentally, had also worked with the Scissor Sisters.”
Vanessa Van Ness is a Brooklyn-based guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer from Venice Beach, Los Angeles.
With a heavy embroidering of sights and sounds within the phrases of this love song, the sonic verbiage, coddles the images of decadence and nuptules, that enhance and tickle our dreams for each other. A revelation for the true half of existence, energies and suppositions are summarized to embrace the inner frailties, we harness.
Appreciation is the key. Love is the way.