Solo artist Costis de Viant brings a brooding introspection to his work, a challenging intellect that might ultimately reward a listener’s patience. “Emotions Home” is typical of the artist’s work: plaintive lead vocal and a delicate, sensitive arrangement with subtle additions of violin, piano, percussion that results in a “chamber pop” effect.
The reflective “Given Sundaze” mulls the struggle to live on one’s own terms. We love the melancholic guitar line in the enigmatic “Take Off The Mask” and the added impact of an interesting piano tone. Intelligent, observational and perhaps not as tuneful as it could be, de Viant’s well-crafted work is for listeners who appreciate a singer/songwriter who goes deeper.
Costis de Viant - "Childefy"