“Blind (Blood Mix)” Single
Vajra is led by the amazing vocalist Annamaria Pinna. Pinna has a neurological condition called synesthesia, where she attaches color and shapes to sound, bringing a new dimension to her songwriting.
There is a mix of Middle Eastern and hard rock sounds on this song and it just works so well together. It has the feel of a Goth rock song, but goes further with the Eastern influences and it really pushes the song into a totally new and interesting zone. The vocals are strong, but still have a sinewy and beautiful sound that sticks with you. The drummer is former Mars Volta drummer Blake Flemming and he really gives the song a terrific back beat, and the rest of the band are no slouches either, with great textures and guitar playing throughout. Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash) lent hand in co-producing the vocals and mixing, and Tom Baker (Foo Fighters, NIN) was in charge of mastering and they did an incredible job.
This song shows the potential that this band has and really gives the listener an earful that they will come back for more and grab the whole album. Two styles that shouldn’t have mixed together this well have really complimented each other and produced a song that sends chills down your spine. (Rick Ecker)
Stream & Download “Blind (Blood Mix) Single” below.