VYIE (ˈvī-ə) is the name of a darkly inspirational non-fiction character. VYIE is a four-letter word. VYIE is a band.
Stories, told through VYIE, may be histories or future perspectives, events from the past or events that haven’t happened yet, and some may be present perspectives. But for more than the entertainment of her wild, imaginative stories, Jessi Monroe and Janey Criss use VYIE as a platform for bringing deathpop (an eskimonic sub-genre characterized by its electronic backbone and layers of darker, melodic clouds) to the forefront of independent music, where sounds are reviewed, discussed and analyzed.
The goal for VYIE on record is to take each song forward, into and through various methods of design. These methods include pairing digital elements with analog ones. Joined by drummer Alec Yeager, the goal of VYIE live is to take each song backward, beyond technical construction and artistic conception, in order to explore each meaning attentively and thematically.