Vaeh has been applauded by the likes of Wonderland Magazine, Earmilk, Euphoria and more.
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Atlanta native Nadia Vaeh is an artist you will be drawn to as a multi-talented survivor who has done much with her life. From songwriting to singing and modelling, Vaeh has deep roots in the creative universe and continues to showcase her talents with each and every release. Ever since she was two years old, Vaeh has been in love with music and singing. When she was in middle school, her parents placed her in a travelling choir group, where her passion for music only grew. Tragedy struck her life when Vaeh lost her mother to suicide when she was only 17. After this tragic loss, Vaeh strayed from music altogether and fell down a dark path. Her resilience and undeniable talent were her weapons to fight back and return to music. She is now back and ready to take the world by storm.
Vaeh loves to pull inspiration for her music through many genres and sounds from all over the world and has been heavily influenced by island sounds from her time spent in the Netherland Antilles island, Curaçao. She also draws from the roots of her father’s homeland of Lebanon and has an affinity for middle eastern music.
The uplifting “Leap of Faith” reflects on Vaeh’s happiest times of her life. “It was always the times I allowed myself to simplify and leave “comfort” behind for something more. I lived in my car to save money for my dreams and it was some of the best times in my life; couch hopping at friends places and just being a vagabond”, she reveals. After feeling like she had succumbed to the power of comfort yet again. “Leap of Faith” acted as a reminder to begin the next chapter of her career and spiritual journey.
The songwriter shares, “Sometimes comfort is just a trap in disguise that is truly holding us back from reaching our highest potential. I am finally learning how to trust myself and that’s what this song is about. I hope it also inspires others to live their lives fearlessly and in their passion, scorched in truth.” Some of her most honest work to date, “Leap of Faith” gives us a glimpse into Vaeh’s own personal struggles with mental health. The empowering single shows the process of healing and is the perfect reminder to welcome change, as it sometimes is necessary for growth.
Raw, sincere lyrics are delivered with a tongue-in-cheek approach, making it a fun and utterly relatable track. The production in “Leap of Faith” switches between delicate, melodic guitars to crashing percussion and quirky ad-libs which bring a smile to your face.
The conscious pop singer also makes it a point to give back whenever she can. Through her music, she has donated proceeds to several non-profits including the Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project, Peace Over Violence, MusicCares, Alliance of Hope, the Red Cross, Girl Up, and more. With her endless resilience, Vaeh is storming ahead. The IMA “Vox Pop” winner has had her music played on both U.S. and international radio and has been praised by notable media across the globe.