Vian Izak - the astronaut - live 2017 (January 24 2017)
After a year of releasing an EP every month, Indie Pop Artist Vian Izak releases intimate live version of his song "The Astronaut."
Vian Izak sharing his project at the Spotify Office in NYC (Shared by Spotify on Facebook)
The official Vian Izak's Adventures Trailer
Nashville - Vian Izak, composed of producer Vian Izak and illustrator Hein Zaayman, released a 32 page comic book in conjunction with a two song EP every month from July 2017 to December 2017. The comic book was released in six installments exclusively available to Spotify users at vianizaksadventures.com. The July release, Starlit Summer’s Eve, saw coverage from comic news giant Newsarama (https://goo.gl/i3U5v2) and a promo video filmed at Spotify NYC which was shared on the streaming platform’s socials (https://goo.gl/Mnx3go). Additionally, Izak’s second single was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists in Iceland and Norway along with additional additions in Denmark and Canada. His third single, The London Air Raids, was shared on Spotify’s Twitter page (https://goo.gl/K1Lbiu).
Vian is working closely with Spotify on each release focusing on home page take overs in certain regions (Currently Brazil, Indonesia, and Hong Kong) and continued placement on playlists (Past Placements: Indie Pop!, Fresh Electronic, Feel Good Indie Rock, New Music Friday Canada/Norway/Iceland, and dozens more…). Izak has received millions of streams, charted on multiple Spotify Viral Charts, and collaborated with esteemed acts like Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
"The Astronaut - Live 2017" is an intimate emotional version of Vian's single, "The Astronaut". It was recorded live in Nashville in late 2017, in a small venue to 50 of Vian's biggest fans. A video of the performance is also available on YouTube and offers the rare opportunity to get to know Vian Izak in the real world as he steps out of the animated world and into our hearts.
Vian Izak’s Adventures follows characters Vian and Hein as they travel through the Arctic on a journey of strange and mysterious phenomenons where they encounter African animals roaming the wastes, massive ancient sculptures, solid ground beneath ice and more. The highly intellectual and philosophical story winds through bizarre and complex turns in the vein of a 1940s radio drama throughout its 32 pages. vianizaksadventures.com
Past Press and Playlists
"Cinematic pop" - Pop Muzik
“Smooth vocals, anthemic choruses” - Alex Rainbird Music
“Progressive and prolific [...] Cannot recommend this artist enough”. - Ear to the Ground Music
“Emotional imagery” - Music is my Life
“Vivid storytelling” - Yab Yum West
“Fall in love with the beauty and the magic” - Wolf in a Suit
“First the Gorillaz, now the latest is here.” - Newsarama