Electronic Press Kit

VISSIA [VISS-ee-yuh] 

Canadian Alternative Pop recording artist.


Carving out a niche in the pop world, Edmonton’s multi-faceted vocal powerhouse, VISSIA, makes an emotional impact with her genre-spanning, storytelling prowess, earning acclaim across the globe, including at c/o Pop in Cologne and the UK’s Great Escape Festival.


Edmonton’s multi-faceted vocal powerhouse – VISSIA – has been carving out a niche in the pop world with her fearless sophomore album, With Pleasure. Hailed as a triumph of pop songwriting, it landed at No. 7 on CKUA’s 2021 Top 100 and has earned her high-profile appearances at c/o Pop in Cologne and the UK’s Great Escape Festival, further solidifying VISSIA’s reputation as an unmissable artist to watch. From R&B, soul, pop, and with a subtle tinge of her folk roots hidden in the details, With Pleasure sees VISSIA set her sights on exploration as she captures the essence of everyday life and turns it into gold. With infectious tracks like “On My Mind” and the haunting  “About Moving On,” VISSIA has proven herself to be a versatile and gifted artist with an undeniable presence. As VISSIA’s star continues to rise, she remains dedicated to expansion, passion, and her craft on her forthcoming album, Surfacing.


Rebecca Emms
New Pony Music PR

Alex Vissia

Advertising & Marketing
Naomi Kerchinsky

A&R / Publishing
Nich Davies
Hurry Hard Records


VISSIA Vevo Channel


Live, With Pleasure – Live Album (Digital)

May 10, 2024 / Hurry Hard Records

Words & Music by Alex Vissia.
Produced & Mixed by Nich Davies.

Snowed In” – Single (Digital)

December 8, 2023 / Hurry Hard Records

Words by Alex Vissia.
Music by Alex Vissia & Nich Davies.
Produced & mixed by Nich Davies.

With Pleasure – Album (LP/CD/Digital)

April 30, 2021 / Hurry Hard Records

Words & Music by Alex Vissia.
Produced & Mixed by Nich Davies.
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova.



“Cue the arrival of With Pleasure, and with it, the sound of an artist who is discovering her true voice through fearless exploration.”

– Great Dark Wonder (USA)

“VISSIA’s sophomore album With Pleasure is a triumph of pop songwriting. An album which prides itself on capturing the minuscule moments of monotonous everyday life and turning them to gold, With Pleasure is a near-perfect exploration of gratitude and mindfulness.” 4.5 Stars

– Indie-Music.com (USA)

The power of VISSIA is unmistakably feminine, coming from a place of utter empathy and descriptive talent in the way she draws on the power of nature and earth in order to create a totally unique personality which shines through in every single track.”

– Essentially Pop (UK)

Carving out a niche in the pop world which both calls back to retro eras but sounds utterly of-the-moment, With Pleasure rips up the rule book of what a pop record can and should sound like.”

– OriginalRock.net (UK)

The album starts off with a shower of confidence and positivity, with ‘Doorway’ providing an epic sound with atmospheric, electronic backing, dramatic drums, powerful vocals, and bluesy chord progressions. By track 2 – the witty, unapologetic feminist anthem ‘My Wom’ – we’re hooked. Its sassy, unstoppable funk bass line drives the piece forward with personality and style, coupled with crisp, clear vocals and a tight, boppy melody.” 4/5 Stars

– Culturefly (UK)

“It’s with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and joy that the new VISSIA album, With Pleasure, washes over the listener. A mixture of retro soul instrumentation, modern pop melodies, and a flirtatious attitude, VISSIA proves with this release that she is a jack of all trades and lays the foundations of a rich and lustrous career as your new favorite DIY pop star.” 4/5 Stars

– Euphoria Zine (UK)

“From the LP’s first track, ‘Doorway’ to the concluding notes of ‘About Moving On’, VISSIA takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey of nostalgia, growth, and living life to its fullest. While standout track ‘The Cliffs’ is a laid back, groove-laced anthem that celebrates the solace you can find in your loved ones and the power of standing together through life’s various trials and tribulations.”

– Noctis Magazine (UK)

With Pleasure’s finest two moments are its most cathartic. ‘On My Mind’ is a rush of exhilaration from start to finish, its magnetic vocal hook coasting over a pulsing dance beat, while the neo-soul of ‘The Cliffs’ splits at its chorus like rainfall over an arid prairie drought. It’s a brilliant moment in an album full of them, showcasing VISSIA’s growing command of multi-faceted pop.” 8/10 Stars

– Exclaim! (CA)

VISSIA reinvents herself on groovy new album With Pleasure… an album that pines for connection, reminiscing on missed connections, and blurry nights out that meant everything. On every song it feels like love is just around the corner – it’s a contagious feeling that makes us hopeful for the future and desperately excited to meet it.”

– The Record Stache (USA)

“Confidently on her sophomore release With Pleasure, VISSIA sets her sights on exploration and expanding her paradigm of genre and style. From R&B, soul, pop, and with a subtle tinge of her folk roots hidden in the details, her new record focuses on progress, both musically and personally.” 7/10 Stars

– Dusty Organ (CA)


\“‘On My Mind,’ a neo-disco song for the here and now. Chilled out vibes, minimal production, a sultry vocal; VISSIA proves it’s not a lot that you need to create the perfect vibe for a dance song in 2021.”

– Fame Magazine (UK)

“‘Walk Me Home’ was the take on the classic piano ballad, ‘About Moving On’ was a gorgeously lo-fi exploration of the grieving process, and now with ‘On My Mind,’ the Canadian pop star proves she has what it takes to tackle upbeat melodies as well, ready for nights out, dancing ‘til the sun comes up.”

– Fame Magazine (UK)

“Canadian pop singer VISSIA ‘pops’ into 2021 with her amazing new single, ‘On My Mind,’ which is stacked to the roof with electro-synth-retro-disco beats. VISSIA’s vocals are so akin to Roisin Murphy and you could be mistaken that this is an extension of Moloko, but this is very definitely VISSIA and a trip back in time to the now.”

– Talk About Pop (UK)


“In its simplicity lies its genius – [‘About Moving On’] is no more, no less than quiet and fervent grief told in song form.”

– Independent Music and Arts, Inc. (USA)

“[VISSIA is] the underground alt pop star with a show stopper of a voice and a knack for storytelling who is about to make the big time.”

– OriginalRock.net (UK)

“Vissia’s latest single ‘About Moving On’ paints her as one of the most essential storytellers in pop music today.”

– Indie-Music.com (USA)


“‘Walk Me Home’ is the massive new track from alt-pop newcomer, VISSIA – with the looks and talent to go the whole way… The Canadian singer is someone whose talent truly speaks for itself, with impressive vocals and songwriting ability to rival that of Taylor Swift and Adele.”

– Independent Music and Arts, Inc. (USA)

“Whatever the inspiration behind this belter of a song, it is undeniable that VISSIA is a songwriting and performing force to be reckoned with… A truly captivating release, putting VISSIA firmly on the Ones To Watch list. A triumph.”

– LOCK Magazine (UK)

“With the sort of emotion and dedication usually reserved for artists such as Adele, VISSIA blasts onto the scene with ‘Walk Me Home’, a song about finding strength in allowing herself to be vulnerable, a song which turns asking for help into empowerment. It shows off her talents as a songwriter and as a singer, her vocals strong, clear and impressive as anything on the charts right now.”

– Indie-Music.com (USA)

“An empowering lyrical plea of vulnerability in modern times…”

– Wonderland (UK)

“’Walk Me Home’ is the sound of an artist totally comfortable with every facet of her being, a creative force using her pain as momentum to propel herself forward, and thus rendering her stronger than ever.”

– Voice Magazine (UK)

“VISSIA sounds both ethereal yet stoic, fragile yet strong, and utterly content in who she is, all at once. This track is unmissable.”

– Indie Source (USA)

“Utterly emotive and expertly produced, the piano-led ‘Walk Me Home’ is a song which plays on VISSIA’s strongest suit – her powerhouse of a voice.”

– Essentially Pop (UK)

“Phenomenal and soulful… A stunning new track from an artist making waves.”

– Great Dark Wonder (USA)

“A woman with an icy voice and breathtaking talent.”

– Japan FM (France)

“The emotions threaded into her performance have an intimate feeling that connects you to the song on a deeper level. Throughout the song, you can hear the power of her voice as she modulates her performance to fill you with emotion.”

– The Other Side Reviews (Germany)

“…Impressive grasp on dynamics giving the song a brilliant shape and structure,”

– Skope Mag (USA)

“Production and instrumentation are luscious, with lots of depth, but it is her breathtaking vocals which truly steals the show.”

– OriginalRock.net (UK)


2023 NXNE Showcase, Toronto, ON

2022 Alberta Focus at Breakout West, Calgary, AB

2022 c/o Pop Festival, Cologne, Germany

2022 Breakout West, Winnipeg, MB (virtual) Feb 2-6, 2022

2021 Canadian Music Week (virtual) May 18-21, 2021

2018 The Great Escape Showcase Festival for New Music, Brighton, UK

2018 Edmonton Music Prize Shortlist Place Holder album

2018 Edmonton Music Awards Nominee – “Mountaineer” for Roots/Folk Recording of the Year

2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition Honourable Mention for “You Don’t Know Her”

2017 NXNE Showcase, Toronto, ON
– curated by the Rural Alberta Advantage


With Pleasure #7 on CKUA Top 100 Albums of 2021

“On My Mind” featured on CBC q and CBC Afterdark

With Pleasure in rotation at over 60 UK radio stations, play on BBC Wales

11,000+ monthly listeners on Spotify (April 2022), nearly double the listenership since Sept. 2021, without editorial play-listing; top countries are the USA, Canada, Germany and the UK

VissiaVEVO Channel – over 1 million total views; “I Just Wanna Hold You” (released January 2022) reaching 1.2M views alone

Place Holder charted on the NACC 200 for 5 weeks peaking at #142 in its third week

Place Holder charted on Top 30 campus charts across North America at over 30 stations

“You Should Be Sleeping” added to CBC Radio 2 After Dark program

Place Holder – CBC First Play

2015 CKUA TransCanada Music West performance series – recorded live & rebroadcast

2012 CBC Radio 2 Canada Live! feature performer

Young Love; charted three weeks in a row for the month of May on CJSR FM (University of Alberta), as well as receiving consistent airplay from CBC Radio 1 and CKUA Radio


July 15, 2023 – Wild Mountain Music Festival, Hinton, AB

Dec. 3, 2022 – Dear Rouge special guest – Edmonton guest singing on “That’s it, That’s All” (original collaboration with Lights) at their sold-out Edmonton show – Midway Music Hall, Edmonton, AB

June 18, 2022 – Long Days Night Festival, Swift Current, SK – direct support for Tanika Charles

May 8, 2022 – The Finsbury, YMX Showcase, London, UK

April 21, 2022 – c/o Pop Festival, YUCA Club, Cologne, Germany

Nov & Dec 2021 – six sold-out dates opening for USS in Alberta and Ontario

August 19 2021 – Edmonton International Fringe FestivalWith Pleasure full-band debut

July 23, 2019 – Taste of Edmonton opening for Hawksley Workman

April 2019 – Weekly residency at The Cameron House, Toronto ON

Nov 10, 2018 – All is Bright Festival, Edmonton, AB

Sep 1, 2018 – Waynestock, Wayne, AB

Jul 18, 2018 – Revelstoke Arts Council Street Fest, Revelstoke, BC

Jun 29, 2018 – Wild Oats & Notes, Tofield, AB

May 2018 – Live From the Roadee, Brighton, UK
– live performance broadcast on Freeview Channel 7, Virgin Media 159 and online at TheLatest.co.uk 

May 2018 – The Great Escape Festival for New Music, Brighton, UK

Apr 14, 2018 – Times Changed High & Lonesome Club, Winnipeg, MB

2017 – Cross-Canada Tour in support of Place Holder LP– 20+ dates from Vancouver Island to Halifax

Jun 2017 – NXNE Showcase, The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON – curated by The Rural Alberta Advantage

2017 – The Club, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativityopening for Gretchen Peters

2016 – ATB Financial “ATB Listens” Campaign; performer and actor for “Resonate” Commercial;
Rosie Award Winner 2017: Best TV Commercial Under 50k

2016 – Bow Valley Music Club, Calgary, AB – opening for the Harpoonist & the Axemurderer 

2015 – Edson Arts Council Concert Series, Edson, AB – Headliner

2015 – TransCanada Music West Series at the CKUA Radio Network live performance space

2014 – Beaumont Blues & Roots Festivalopening for Lindi Ortega

2014 – Big Valley JamboreeSongwriter Stage with Harry Stinson, Russel de Carle and JJ Shiplett

2013 – Edmonton Folk Festival

2013 – Canmore Folk Festival

2013 – Lyric Theatre, Swift Current, SK – opening for Del Barber

2012 – Duncan Garage Showroom, Duncan, BC – opening for The Skydiggers