VATTICA represents part of the new wave of alternative rock; inspired by the authentic energy of the iconic, guitar-driven bands of the 90’s and re-imagined through the pop sensibilities and polarizing sociopolitical landscape of today. From their home base in Los Angeles, VATTICA creates anthemic music, evocative videos, and energetic performances for everyone hoping for and working towards a better tomorrow for their communities and our world.
VATTICA is led by singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Alexander Millar (they/them), a nonbinary queer activist. Alex is also a member of Good Trouble Makers, an anti-racist queer artist collective based in Los Angeles and working internationally.
Their latest single, "BACK TO LIFE" is about Alex's struggles with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and Anxiety.
"The first 2/3 of it are written from the
perspective of my OCD, with the last chorus written as me reclaiming my own mind." says Alex.
"I know from personal experience how agonizing it is to be tormented by my own brain, and I hope that folks going through similar struggles will find some comfort in this song."
*The name VATTICA is a cobbled-together word made up of syllables: the Old English word vat (faet), meaning vessel, and the Latin roots vatic/vatical (of or characteristic of a prophet or oracle), and ah (exclamation expressing surprise/irony).