Venbee - 'Gutter'

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On venbee’s new single, ‘Gutter’ she dispenses with the ‘messy in heaven’ metaphors, in favour of a more direct approach. Candidly narrating key moments in her life growing up and how life goes by so fast, the new single is all underpinned by a heavy drum and bass production by Whyjay & Litek (Central Cee, Aitch) and Shapes (Bru-c).

The Chatham-based musician has released two songs so far – ‘Low Down’ and ‘Messy In Heaven’ – with both racking up millions of streams, and now, she's on to single number three, the drum and base inspired brilliance of 'Gutter'.

venbee first started writing songs when she was eight and hasn’t ever really stopped. In 2020, she started releasing her “shitty” laptop recordings under a different name and then spent a further two years grinding away on TikTok. She released ‘Low Down’ on a whim last year, and things suddenly went from zero to 28 million and counting.

Now, with 'Gutter' she delivers a song that was written about a time in Erin’s life when she was feeling “really, really crap,” while the pulsating electronics offer a touch of optimism.

Unapologetically herself, you just can’t help but like venbee. Hailing from Kent, she’s a Chatham girl through and through, and as far from pretentious as you can get: her Instagram is all bucket hats, oversized tracksuits and toilet selfies… a refreshing candid breath of fresh air in the highly curated social world.

Late last year, venbee dropped ‘messy in heaven’– a throbbing, drum and bass anthem produced by Goddard that used Jesus as a metaphor for the slippery slope to drug addiction. It slowly worked its way into the upper echelons of the UK chart, peaking at Number 3 twice, spending thirteen weeks in the Top 10 and is now certified Gold.

She has also kicked off 2023 being lauded across the board, including NME 100 Artist for 2023, Amazon Music’s Artists To Watch 2023, TikTok #ElectronicMusic featured artist, Kiss FM - Future Hype, MTV PUSH UK 2023 Nominee, and BBC Music Introducing - Tips For 2023.  

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