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Los Angeles Artist WVM Releases “Duel”: an Anthem of Change

“WVM’s music is much more personal and reflective and driven first and foremost by what he responds to instinctively. It’s as much a reflection of his sense of identity as it is a projection of his artistic voice.” Huffington Post

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WVM is an American musician and visual artist located in Los Angeles, California. His early demos were released under a number of different monikers and licensed to TV shows and video games such as UFC 3, Syfy’s “Being Human,” Teen Nick’s “Degrassi,” CBS’s “Criminal Minds Trailer” and “Hostages”, as well as many other TV shows and video games. Most recently the song “Empire” was licensed to an episode of CW’s The 100.

After experimenting with a number of different genres in the past WVM finds his home in a brand of electronic music that blends melodic elements with a darker edge. WVM also composes music exclusively for modern dance performances such as this live performance of CRA by KAA (Modern Dance Company)

The name WVM is a wavelength, everything in this reality is made of waves from the car you drive to the skin on your bones. What I love about these waves is that they can be molded into anything. The juxtaposition of the W and the M are intentional to remind me everything has its opposite. The letters can stand for anything you want but it’s just WVM”

When Discussing “Duel

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Duel” started from an incident when I was racially profiled for just walking down the street. 2 cops stopped me as I was walking for no reason other than the color of my skin. They flashed a light in my face and went through the whole process only to let me go since I have no record. But that’s where the lyric “take away that spotlight from my eyes, nothing can shield you from your lies” comes from. The shield part is the typical police badge etc. So they let me go and I continued walking only to come across the same police officers again 5 minutes later as I was crossing the street. The cop car actually accelerated as if to run me down, the cop driving stuck his head out of the window and laughed and then drove off.

I went home after that and started writing “Duel” but I took my anger in that situation and started getting really angry at the injustices of this world. Most of the album is more electronics based and like “After the Fall” this song really defies genres and generic song structures. This is my song structure, don’t get me wrong, I write songs that are verse chorus verse chorus, but I really enjoy writing songs like this, where there are no 2 sections alike. It’s sort of like walking in a house and visiting each room only once even though you may like it. The only way to visit that room again is to walk back in the front door and do it over, with this song if you like a section the only way to revisit is to hear the entire song again. This kind of song structure is unique to me, it’s my signature.

While “Duel” is an account of injustice on a personal level, we also got info on another work of art titled “‘After the Fall’.

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“‘After the Fall’ is a unique mixture of electro and rock, I didn’t care about genres really, nor generic song structures, I just wanted to create something I wanted to hear. The genre clashing just happened that way, it wasn’t premeditated. In a way, I suppose it’s my subconscious combating people’s need to classify everything. Things have to fit a certain mold, I don’t want to fit any mold. I just want to create for my sanity. I create because I need to do it… there is no other way.”


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About Joseph Timmons (7808 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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  1. You Don't Have To Wait Until "After The Fall" to Check Out WVM's Music Video - Madness To Creation

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