Following the release of her latest cover “I'm Not Okay (I Promise)” across all streaming platforms, Rhode Island pop artist Viana has released the accompanying video for the track. For that visual, Viana showcases raw emotion and depth within the song's meaning with a vulnerable performance. Filmed in 2022 with an empty stage, the recording can also be reflective of a time where individuals were living in isolation and the feelings of uncertainty that included it.
“For this video, I really wanted something pretty raw. Just myself singing alone on the stage. I recorded this cover throughout the pandemic, and the theme just seemed so fitting at that time. Everything was spinning around and we were all just attempting to make ends meet, however ,, the majority of us weren't okay at all. Personally, i poured myself into writing music and singing and that is how I coped. So, that's what the video is. Me singing. Nothing crazy, nothing fancy. Just me and my microphone.” – Viana
Viana represents what it really way to be 100% yourself, embracing both your strengths and flaws. She pushes her listeners to quit trying to squeeze into a certain mold and to create what feels right. After years of fronting rock bands, Viana decided to venture off and start writing her own music about whatever she personally needs to digest. Having a style affected by a mix of being a sucker for any catchy melody, yet still bringing a natural edge due to years of as being a front woman of her band, this Gemini's sound has a few different sides. Viana's mission through music is to connect with people and remember that self expression should be about going with your gut and listening to your own instincts. Viana's fierce independence has led to the shedding of her past and the incubation of the unapologetically Viana project: new, honest, and always in keeping with who she's.
Be sure to watch Viana's cover of “I'm Not Okay (I Promise)” on YouTube today. The track can also be readily available for streaming across all DSPs.
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