The duo from Chicago known as DRAMA, consisting of producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist Via Rosa are heating up the scene. Having recently dropped their latest EP ‘Lies After Love’, DRAMA has sold out shows in LA, NYC, Chicago and now San Francisco. Although not officially on a full tour, these two visionaries will be blowing up your city in no time. Here are five reasons why you should make sure to catch DRAMA next time they come around.
1. Via Rosa’s vocals
Although Via Rosa is a trained chef and cut her teeth in vegan restaurants in the Bay Area, her voice is smooth as butter. She has the sound of a classic soul/r&b singer, but she doesn’t want to be pigeonholed that way. Her musicality ranges from soul, to hip-hop, to electronica, and all of it is just as good as the last.
2. You just broke up with someone
With DRAMA’s new EP ‘Lies After Love’ they tackle both sides of a rough breakup. Unlike most lost love songs, there is the mourning and the grief side of the coin, but you also get a positive and uplifting message of how to keep moving and things will get better. ‘Majid’ the groups latest single is a perfect starter to get in the mood right after a nasty breakup.
3. You just need to dance
Although Via Rosa’s lyrics may not resonate with everyone, the power and rhythm of Na’el Shehade’s funky beats are a force to be reckoned with. Even if you are in the most secure relationship of your life, it is virtually impossible to stop from dancing as soon as the beats start flowing.
4. A fashionable lesson in how to be free
Sometimes you just need that extra push to truly be yourself. Cue Via Rosa and her carefree styling of bright blue hair, stark white shell-toe Adidas and floral print crop top.
5. Need 15 minutes (or seconds) of fame
At the end of DRAMA’s set, there is a pretty good chance that if you are grooving in the front, and are brave enough, you can join them on stage and dance your heart out in front of the rest of the crowd.