V V Brown has released Twisted as the latest single from ‘Black British’.
The track is the second to be lifted from the singer-songwriter’s upcoming project, following its title song, and is described by the star as a “sociological escapade”.
“Watch the video, look at the artwork, listen to the lyrics and let’s debate together,” she urged listeners. “Everything has meaning, everything will be followed by an essay.”
Listen to Twisted below.
Launching into the charts in 2009 with her breakthrough hit, Shark In The Water, V V started out on Island Records before releasing her second and third albums independently via her YoY label.
For ‘Black British’ – which encompasses music along with essays and journalistic pieces – she’s teamed up with Virgin Records under her imprint and, reflecting on the shift in attitudes from major labels, V V says plenty has changed.
“I never ever thought that I would ever go back to a major,” she told RETROPOP’s June 2023 issue. “So it’s my label partnered with Virgin Music under Universal, and it’s a really nice feeling to be partnered with a major that is encouraging it and understanding the direction.”
She added: “The industry has changed so much from when I left; it’s a whole different universe now and it’s really refreshing to see how artists are having more of a creative voice. I love it. I think it’s great how bold artists are being and how independent and powerful they are.
“Like RAYE, for instance – I just think she’s awesome for the way that she’s navigated through her career, even though she’d had a hard time. There’s so much power in the hands of artists now.”