Based in the exciting city of Barcelona, Spain, Lorenzo Chia embraces his solo project Vetna. Inspired by the iconic rock bands Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Radiohead and The Dandy Warhols (to name but a few), Vetna is powerful, punchy and utterly addictive. The latest release from this relatively new artist is ‘Betelgeuse’.
While Vetna may be inspired by popular alternative rock and grunge bands, his music is completely experimental. ‘Betelgeuse’ begins with a steady guitar opening in the style of Nirvana, but it quickly takes a turn incorporating punk choruses with synth undertones. Melodically, the track is eclectic but the experimentation doesn’t stop there.
Vocally, Lorenzo has a throaty and somewhat gritty sound; however, it maintains the comfort of a steady alternative rock performance (at the beginning that is). I’m thinking a Stone Sour vocal performance atop grungy Nirvana. Once you feel at ease with this steady style, Lorenzo adopts a full-on punk scream making you turn your head and think “what the hell?”
Potentially one of the most unorthodox tracks I have to date, Vetna brings an edgy spice to ‘Betelgeuse’. If this spicy single is my introduction to Vetna, I cannot wait to see what he has up his sleeve. All I have to say is that ‘Betelgeuse’ is a slap to the face and punch in the head, but in the best way possible.