Following the extra-curricular electronica of her ‘Projections’ EP for Technicolour released earlier this year, VTSS takes another sharp turn as an artist unveiling her long awaited debut for Ninja Tune, ‘Circulus Vitiosus’.
Today, alongside unveiling with Circulus Vitiosus the meaning behind her alias, VTSS (real name Martyna Maja) shares hypnotic new single “Incredibly Annoying” alongside a striking video directed by Furmaan Ahmedand Vasso Vujovic (who have previously shot Willow Smith, SOPHIE and Dorian Electra).
Circulus Vitiosus (a Latin phrase Maja took her artist name from meaning an endless energetic feedback loop of cause and effect wherein something negative can lead to something beautiful, or indeed the reverse) serves up four tracks in which she embraces a set of characters too raw and relatable to be entirely fictional, but with enough exaggeration to leave you wondering how much she’s really given away.
Speaking on the forthcoming release, VTSS states: “There are many ways to tie ‘Circulus Vitiosus’ to my lyrics and the idea of a person who’s self aware and accepts who she is. The EP is another chapter of this VTSS character, which was put together in four letters when the doors were closed, and now the doors are opened.”
“Incredibly Annoying” is out today on Ninja Tune, with EP Circulus Vitiosus out 16th September.