Rough Road Sessions travelled to Kohima, Nagaland for the first time.
And we had a damn good reason to do so.
has the most remarkable voice, and her talent was evident as the young chanteuse performed her versions of Lana Del Rey's runaway hits 'Young and Beautiful' and ‘Radio’.
While covering the haunting ‘Young and Beautiful’, Virie’s soft and sultry voice renders her own gorgeous innocence into the melancholy and apprehension of a song that was a defining part of 2013’s Hollywood remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tragedy, 'The Great Gatsby'.
With her version of ‘Radio’, she then serenades us with the cheerful grace and abandonment of a blissful angel whose voice could sell love to the coldest of hearts.
The sessions also feature the cool and versatile Akum Jams (a former member of Alobo Naga & The Band) on the guitar.
The simple arrangement of the renditions allows the vocals to take centre-stage and injects the song with hopeful buoyancy, beyond the languor and wistful sadness of the original tracks.
Rough Road Sessions is a series which features live-recorded music performances and is dedicated to showcase some of the best musical acts and talents from the North-east region of the country.