Fierce For The Night


Double LP version. Includes digital download. Virginia steps up with her first full-length on Ostgut Ton, playfully answering all questions and rhetorics about love, lust and life with her singing on eleven new songs. Fierce For The Night is co-produced by renowned artists Dexter, Martyn and Steffi. The album offers a very personal insight to her inner self while drawing from club culture's long and rich history. Virginia says, "My challenge was writing an album that works as well on the floor as it does in a home-listening context, that consists of songs rather than tracks," she continues "Electronic music doesn't necessarily need a political message. On Fierce For The Night I've focused on club culture's basic principles: found and lost love, frenzy and extreme emotions." Having worked on songs for many years before and having collaborated with others was another motivation to elaborate her songwriting and put it into a new context. Virginia uses her voice as another instrument in the writing process. "At times one word I pick is the starting point to develop the rest of the song and to add meaning. That's a different approach to songwriting, but it's a very much flow-driven way of writing." An approach that also refers to and reflects Virginia's craft as a DJ, where records come in one at a time and not only need to connect to the one before and the one after, but also to the floor. Fierce For The Night is, music-wise, an album deeply rooted in club culture while staying approachable for listeners that might not be regulars on the dancefloor. A pop album that playfully defies the schematic formulas of pop music. There is dancing and muscles being flexed in "Bally Linny", "Lies", "Funkert" and "Raverd" (both serving as the album's lead-single on 12" vinyl), "Follow Me" and the eponymous "Fierce For The Night" ? Cheerful and energetic songs that can be played out over the course of a club set, but just as well click with home stereo or radio listeners. And while all songs have personal stories behind Virginia's songwriting, there is also a classic Pop music narrative: making music approachable and offering meaning that people can connect to their own lives. Fierce For The Night is therefore first and foremost an album about relationships: A very personal reflection of Virginia's own experiences so far, but also about the once intimate, now loose connections between everyday people.