PREMIERE: Vader The Villin “Stone” Video
Alone again, naturally
“Posted up, posted up, floating off,” sings Vader the Villin on “Stone,” a song he uploaded to his SoundCloud two months ago. “Never find the time for us to keep in touch.”
A painter and music maker, Vader hails from Burlington, Vermont, which is better known for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream than its music scene. Vader now makes his home in Brooklyn while spending parts of the year in France and Mexico. But Burlington’s a great place to get away when you want to be alone.
“This song is based on the realization that it’s okay to want to be alone,” says the artist, whose musical tastes range from Big L to John Mayer, and whose own sound conveys the vaguely malevolent vibe of the Weeknd’s mixtape work. He says “Stone” was “inspired by the events wrapped around repeatedly visiting a small hometown, and the various relationships that inevitably don’t mean anything.” Peep the appropriately chilly visuals, shot by The Main Idea in Vader’s home town, up top.