LOS ANGELES, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sweden, the unofficial headquarters of epic-pop, seems an inevitable launching pad for Versant. Led by Carah Faye, former frontwoman of the Grammy-nominated Shiny Toy Guns, and produced by fellow band-mate Daniel Johansson, Versant synthesizes the melodicism of a true pop siren with up-to-the-minute textures that can ignite both dance floors and dirty rock clubs.
"Versant is a summation of dreams," says Carah Faye, "music we believe belongs but is rarely understood, much less brought to reality." Lyrically, Faye draws from real-life experiences and reveals their difficult, but ultimately transcendent, lessons: "I will wait for the truth to find me / But I will never leave it to you" ("Out of Touch"). The band has a goal of encouragement and inspiration through their music as well as hoping to help people to heal or be inspired to reach for more.
Johansson and Faye met in the most organic of ways, on the road. Johansson worked as a front of house engineer for Shiny Toy Guns as well as for fellow Swedes The Sounds, who tapped him to produce the title track of their 2009 release, Crossing the Rubicon. Similarly, Johansson met drummer Richard Ankers on the road with Anker's previous band Melody Club. Ankers and bassist Nicholas Oja, who Johansson met while living in LA in 2005, became the two obvious choices for Johansson and Faye to invite on their envisioned journey.
Versant recently launched their website @ http://www.versantmusic.com. Their debut EP is slated for early fall release, along with a record release tour.