Vukov is a songwriter who works with an international group of musicians to bring his creations to life. He began writing songs in 2002. Working with a series of different producers he created over two dozen tracks by 2010. However, he was unhappy with the creative direction in which his collaborators took his work. Disillusioned with the process he went on an extended hiatus.
In 2018 Vukov connected with producer Patrick Stateman who understood the artist’s vision and improved his songs while maintaining their original intention and spirit. The songwriter was renewed by the turn of events and dove back into his music career. Although his early compositions were inspired by a difficult romantic split, in this new phase of his musical journey he is focusing on the issues that face our society as a whole. He now tries to help listeners unite for the greater good and transcend our perceived differences in race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
“Starlight” is the first of Vukov’s new era of songs. Released worldwide to all major streaming services on April 3, 2021. The dramatic Dark Pop single deals head on with the COVID-19 pandemic. Musically the song pairs a downtempo piano ballad with ambient synths and layers of emotional vocal harmonies. On the track Vukov collaborated with Canadian vocalist Joe Borowsky and chart-topping Bulgarian singer Desislava Zlateva. Each is in top form on this emotional and theatrical piece.
Lyrically the narrative speaks in the first person directly to the Cornova virus itself, from the perspective of the citizens of the world. The song is a defiant statement to COVID that we will win. We will rise above this and all other challenges. Vukov left the statement slightly open-ended intentionally to show that the human race will prevail, regardless of the challenge, as long as we can unite and work together.
Check out “Starlight” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Songwriters playlist. Follow Vukov on Spotify and get in the loop on all of the new music he has planned for the future.