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Who Are We?
Venusia represents the understanding that music is the universal uniting expression, one that moves people from all viewpoints and walks of life to sing and dance together to the same song.
Music has the power to bypass conflict, healing division and pain caused by anger, fear, hate, separation, isolation, and desperation.
During these times of unusually deep division, we can use every tool within our reach to elevate and celebrate the ties that bind us.
In the end, Love will always prevail, it is the glue that holds together the Universe. Music is the expression of pure unconditional love, using soothing words, imagery, frequencies and rhythms to bind and reunite us.
Venusia is a musical project that goes beyond just music. The duo behind the project, Andrew Bayuk and Anisah Alyahya, are both doctors, scientists, and literature enthusiasts with a shared passion for philosophy and science fiction. They also share a deep love for astronomy, ancient Egypt, yoga, and meditation. Their music is a reflection of their diverse interests, combining contemporary indie rock with classical styling, pop, and a hint of electronica.
The two musicians first met during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the world was in lockdown. Andrew was in the US, and Anisah was in France. They connected through email, text, and finally face-to-face. Despite the physical distance between them, they discovered a remarkable musical synergy. Andrew produced their first collaborations in his music studio, adding Anisah's recorded piano and angelic vocals to his own guitar, bass, drums, and singing. The result was something truly special, and they were deeply moved by the sound of their instruments playing together and the quality of their voices singing in harmony.
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, they finally met face to face in Mexico, where they wrote their first song together in the same room, the hit "Solstice Love." After their meeting, they quickly left their previous homes and moved together to Switzerland. Since then, they have written more than 18 new songs and have already released three singles from their upcoming album, "Lightwaves": "Waking Dream," "Solstice Love," and a cover of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World."
Their debut single, "Waking Dream," is a celebration of waking up into the dream of life. The song encourages listeners to reimagine their life code and begin to express happiness, fulfillment, and abundance.
"Solstice Love," the first song they wrote physically together, expresses the anticipation of their first meeting in Mexico and the deep connection they felt when they finally sang together in person. The song was released on the summer solstice, the same day they finally got married.
Their cover of "The Man Who Sold the World" pays homage to the original while adding their unique sound with the addition of cello and their harmonies.
Their latest release, "Think Peace," is a pro-peace anthem, set to drop on June 2, 2023. The song's message is clear: peace begins within, it's time to come together and live in peace. It's a call to first find peace within and then a call to action for everyone to take steps towards building a more tolerant, kind, gentle, loving and peaceful world.
Their live sets have taken them to the U.S., Switzerland, France, Germany, the UK, and Malaysia. They continue to travel and share their music with the world.
In an industry where music is often just a product to be sold, Venusia stands out for their unique approach to music-making. Their music is not just entertainment, but an expression of their worldview and a call to action for a better world. If you're looking for music that goes beyond the surface and inspires you to think and act, Venusia is a must-listen.
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"Our music expresses who we are. Through our travels, experiences, and explorations we look to capture beauty and nature, expressing these in an enticing juxtaposition of imagery and melody."
You can read about the story of our first meeting and recent single Solstice Love in the "Our Thoughts" Section. Stay tuned for more about our individual bios, to be added here in the near future.
Check out this recent interview to learn more about us, including our backgrounds, influences, our musical process and our amazing back story: