Well, well, well, would you look at that? Another musical supernova has burst onto the scene, and it’s none other than the enchanting Venbee! This 22-year-old spitfire hails from the quaint town of Chatham, Kent, and she’s taking the UK’s drum and bass (D&B) world by absolute storm. Move over, Ella Eyre and Rita Ora; there’s a new queen in town!
Born Erin Doyle, Venbee is a force of nature, a lyrical powerhouse that has us all enraptured with her hit “Messy in Heaven,” a divine collab with Goddard. This celestial anthem has ruled the UK charts for a mind-boggling 19 weeks and counting!
Our girl’s journey began on TikTok, where she lit the internet ablaze with “Low Down,” opening up about her personal battles with ADHD and mental health. And let me tell you, folks, the vulnerability she displayed struck a chord with countless fans. She’s been churning out bangers ever since, providing a safe space for fans to face their own demons. Her upcoming single “Gutter” continues in this vein, echoing the unapologetic storytelling style of the legendary Kae Tempest.
As with any true artist, Venbee’s sound is in constant metamorphosis. The highly anticipated “Gutter” – produced by the oh-so-talented Whyjay, Litek, and Shapes – showcases our girl’s unwavering commitment to exploring new musical horizons and pushing her creative limits.
From self-releasing “Low Down” to signing with the big leagues at Columbia Records, Venbee has truly skyrocketed to fame. Fresh off her first UK tour (which, might I add, was a smashing success), she’s set to dominate the stages at major music festivals this summer. Watch out, world!
What makes Venbee’s music so captivating is her unyielding dedication to raw emotional expression and tackling those tough-as-nails subjects. Addiction, mental health, and everything in between – she’s not afraid to bare it all. And it’s that fearless honesty that’s built a solid, supportive community of fans who resonate deeply with her message.
(Interested in hearing another artist one the rise? You should check out our article on Alia Rose!)
But wait, there’s more! Did you know our D&B darling was once a personal trainer? Yep, that’s right! But as we all know, the siren call of one’s true passion is impossible to ignore, and Venbee’s heart ultimately led her to music. And thank the heavens for that!
The wild success of “Low Down” was just the beginning. With the release of “Messy in Heaven,” Venbee’s impact has only grown. Her provocative and introspective lyrics have sparked conversations and solidified her status as a trailblazing artist. No wonder her contemporaries are shaking in their boots!
As if that wasn’t enough, Venbee’s meteoric rise has also made her a darling of the fashion world. She’s got a style that’s as bold and authentic as her music – think of her as the love child of Björk and Billie Eilish. The fashion houses are clamouring to dress her for every red carpet event, and our girl is slaying those high-fashion looks like a born runway queen!
But don’t let the glitz and glamour fool you. At the heart of it all, Venbee remains grounded and humble. As she basks in the warm embrace of her newfound fame, she remains dedicated to her hometown roots, frequently returning to Chatham to perform impromptu gigs and support local venues. She’s a hometown hero, a reminder that even in the smallest corners of the world, dreams can be ignited and stars can be born.
When asked about her future aspirations, Venbee is refreshingly candid. “I just want to keep making music that resonates with people, that helps them through their struggles,” she says. “I never set out to be famous, but if my voice can reach and inspire more people because of it, then that’s a blessing.”
In a world where so many artists are chasing the spotlight and the superficial glories it brings, Venbee’s down-to-earth attitude is a breath of fresh air. And that, my friends, is precisely why we love her.
So, strap in and brace yourselves, because Venbee’s star is far from done rising. The future is hers to conquer, and we can’t wait to see where this drum and bass darling takes us next. Rest assured, with her boundless talent, killer style, and heart of gold, the world is Venbee’s oyster, and she’s got the swagger and determination to crack it wide open.
As we eagerly await her forthcoming album – rumoured to be a genre-defying, soul-stirring masterpiece – one thing is crystal clear: Venbee’s ascent to D&B royalty has only just begun. And if “Messy in Heaven” and her other musical gems are any indication, her reign will be marked by groundbreaking soundscapes, soul-shaking beats, and heart-piercing vulnerability that’ll leave us all breathless.
In the age of overnight sensations, it’s incredibly rare to find an artist who can marry raw talent with genuine authenticity, creating an irresistible concoction that truly captivates the masses. But that’s precisely what Venbee has achieved, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to watch her journey unfold.
So, to all you music lovers out there, keep your ears perked and your hearts open, because the enigmatic Venbee is here to stay. And as she continues to dazzle us with her evocative sound and unflinching honesty, there’s no doubt that she’ll carve out a lasting legacy in the annals of drum and bass history.
Long live the queen of Chatham, our drum and bass darling, the inimitable Venbee!
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