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Weehawken, NJ | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Weehawken, NJ | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Alternative Folk




"Visen – ‘Never’"

Visen’s ‘Never’ is a divine piece of music. The track is off Visen’s debut EP ‘Shoulder Deep’ which dropped last week. - Musik Is My Life

"Indie Music Mixtape 14"

Artist: Visen

Song: Never

Why? Haunting melody that remains with you as you dive deep into the world that dwells in each word as the they unite and make up verses and together they all make beautiful bittersweet lyrics that speak of the saddening truth of heartbreak, lies and loving more while the other person loves the less. Visen is a name to remember and hold dear for they connect with heart and soul of our human condition. - Wolf In a Suit

"Morning Music Roundup"

Visen's delicate vocal phrasing and spacious jazz guitar gives "Tell Me" an ethereal, spacious quality. - Adobe and Teardrops


Still working on that hot first release.



 Balancing between straightforward and daringly analytical, Visen’s debut EP, “Shoulder Deep” explores three different stages of separation under a blunt, ghost-like veil. The melodies move as shadows through dimly lit landscapes of a divided country, relationship and identity. 

                      While finishing up their studies at Berklee College of Music, Visen came to fruition. Guitarist Cecil Alexander turned to vocalist Ari Jaye with the foundations of the guitar-centric song “Shoulder Deep” that he initially intended to exist in a contemporary jazz environment. However, with the addition of lyrics, the music evolved into a more emotional, direct statement, deeply influenced by Joni Mitchell and Sufjan Stevens.

                    As the project was being realized, Isaac Wang’s intricate productions and arranging not only sculpted the music but emphasized the shift of perspective from the one-take, raw “Tell Me, Tell Me” to the driven, motivic “Never.” The group’s EP is set for release February 28th, and their full length album is currently in the works, as well as their summer 2017 tour soon to be announced. 

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