Wolverhampton, UK-based rising indie rapper VANES (he/him/sensitiveboi), a.k.a 'being vanes' defines himself as 'an unashamed embodiment of tenderness'. The Chinese mandarin speaking British-Caribbean artist was raised by a family of working-class creatives and previously mentored by the late radical visionary Judith Malina, co-founder of The Living Theatre, NYC.
In 2022, he established working relationships with London-based Lithuanian producer Mindaugas Juozapavicius (Benny Atlas, Ivan Michael Blackstock) and LA-based mixing engineer Clinton 'HeadAche' Walker III (Higher Brothers, Tiana Major9). With inspirations ranging from Blondie to Dominic Fike, their international team-up produced VANES' debut EP: 'pixie dust', a soft punk, guitar-heavy, soft punk Hip-hop vibe that explores narratives of so-called 'codependency'.
'can't feel your love' served as the second release from VANES' debut EP, part 3/4: 'i lost my mind', drops November 18th.