Vesta has an impeccable ability to express even the most complex emotions
Vesta has an impeccable ability to express even the most complex emotions. Of the singles she put out last year, Periodi is a melody of sorrow, Ei yksin tarvii uskaltaa radiates hope and Juttele mulle, released in February, is about friendship and the sense of being heard. Although Vesta’s songs don’t shy away from hardship, they always contain something to which listeners can relate. They offer a backdrop to both tears and adventures.
The artist’s skill was already evident on her debut album from four years ago, of which the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said Vesta was “the best thing that’s happening in the mainstream pop”. She’ll reclaim that place with the release of her second album in March 2022.
The evening will be opened by Arppa, a band somewhere on the border between folk-pop and rock. The band, led by Aaro Airola, released their second album last year, which was nominated in three categories at the Finnish music awards, the Emma Gala, held last May: best rock album, newcomer of the year and critics’ choice.