Ravive Releases Debut EP “Trauma Response”: Streaming
American singer-songwriter and former VISTA's vocalist Hope Vista, aka Ravive released her debut EP “Trauma Response” on April 8, 2022.
The EP is a sleek, autobiographical collection of dark pop confessionals.
Turning her pain into art, she created the EP as a means of therapy. 7-track is the result of experimentation, exploration, and a lot of in depth writing.
Ravive said of the EP, “I didn't plan for an EP. The plan was singles for a while, but as I continued to release singles, a larger story started to form. It felt like a story of evolution; who I am as Ravive. So a body of work came to fruition through those continuous releases, and set into place on its own time. 'Trauma Response' is the culmination of a hell of a lot of exploration, writing, and trauma. So much experimentation and getting uncomfortable. Combining familiar elements with unfamiliar ones. It's a body of work that digs under the skin.”
- Ravive explained of some tracks for the EP.
“Every feed you see is carefully curated. Photos are selected mindfully. Edits are made cautiously. Words are typed out with either no hesitation, or excess hesitation. The feeds that you see across all social platforms are put together with one specific goal in mind - for people to see what you want them to see. Online personas are often not fully and truly reflective of who that user is in real time. There are online personas, and realism. Many people tend to create assumptions about who another person is with a simple click and scroll. But the judgmental nature of that behavior is dangerous. Who a human is, and specifically how they act offline, in the flesh, is where true analyses of character should be built - not through specifically curated feeds. 'Social Shit' digs into that, and the ethics of social media curation.”
“Cry About It”
“'Cry About It' is unlike any other Ravive song so far, and I love that. It has this particularly gloomy energy, I got to be sinister. The other songs I've released so far have all been very moody, quite serious. This one is too, but it has a certain sense of unholiness that I felt was a cool fit for the next single. It can mold into anyone's story.”
“'7 Yrs' really broke my heart. I haven't seen the song's subject in seven years, and looking back on my relationship with that person, I wanted to dial back into one specific day - the last that I saw him. It was the day I realized that I could no longer keep running back to something that was hurting me - so I gathered my things, and left without looking over my shoulder. I stepped out into the early morning sun, hopped into my old Toyota Corolla, and drove into a new phase of life. It's now been more than seven years since that day; this song was written some time ago. But the uncomfortable nostalgia factor of this song makes it all the more gut-wrenching.”
“Las Vegas Makes Me Sick”
“When I was just 13, I began being psychologically and emotionally abused by an older 'man' from Vegas. My naive 13 year old self fell in love with a sheer fantasy - one that led me to the west coast after graduation to be with a prince. But he was nowhere near royal, and instead I was taken advantage of by an online predator for 4+ years. I'd never been to Vegas until just a few years back, and when I was there, I kept looking behind my shoulder, thinking that he was lurking around, maybe following me. I couldn't enjoy the visit without the outstanding paranoia. So 'Las Vegas Makes Me Sick' confronts the fear I felt while over there, and tries to take back my power by agreeing to head onto the strip with conviction next time.”
- source : Apple Music