Vaeda Black is green in the indie industry, but that didn’t stop her from making FKA Twigs meets Lana Del Rey-esque bop “Face Down.” At just 16 years old, Black has a powerful voice made for the charts. A newcomer on the rise, Black and Substream have teamed up to premiere her first single “Face Down.” Her forthcoming EP will be released in early 2018.

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“When I wrote ‘Face Down’, I had this really awesome track and as I continuously listened to it, the words seemed to just flow out of me. When writing, I usually just start singing and from there I find the words come from an organic place. If I like the way the words work together, I use them. So for this particular song, I feel the words simply reflect the deep dark desires we all have, and how far you’ll go to fulfill them. It also is a message that you’re not alone in that way, because everyone wants something to some extent. ‘Face Down’ is all up for interpretation. I feel that if you can personalize the lyrics, it becomes your song. I want listeners to make the song their own.”