Atlanta native Nadia Vaeh returned to her hometown of Atlanta to film a music video about her living in her Toyota Corolla and driving off to pursue her dream World Toyota of Atlanta provided the unique setting for the latest live music video for the song “Leap of Faith” by conscious pop singer and Atlanta native Nadia Vaeh releasing September 27th, 2021. Filming for the music video took place on May 31st, 2021 and captured the story of her leap into the music industry while dropping everything she had to jump in her Toyota Corolla and move to Los Angeles.
The uplifting and inspirational song tells the story of Nadia’s journey from Atlanta to Los Angeles, a journey that started with quitting everything, living out of her car, and taking the chance to head to LA in pursuit of a career in music. After working many odd jobs, including a stint in a local Atlanta circus, Nadia Vaeh’s frustration with her career boiled over to the point where she knew she needed to take her songwriting and melodic talents to a different level and go all-in with her career. “I knew I had songs in my head to tell stories that could impact others. I was in a place in my life where I knew that I needed to take a chance on myself and pursue my dream even more so than I ever had.”, says Nadia Vaeh. “It was scary to leave all that I knew and move to a new city.”
As a nod to her days in the circus Nadia included several circus friends performing in the background. “My days in the circus were so transformative to me. It took me away to a new world but also allowed me to renew my love for music” affirms Nadia Vaeh.
Upon hearing of Nadia’s inspirational story and learning about the role a 2010 Toyota Corolla played in her early career venture, World Toyota of Atlanta General Manager Sam Pakarati agreed to have the music video filmed at the dealership. “When we heard Nadia’s story, we were inspired by her work ethic and dedication to her dream, as well as touched that one of our own cars played such a pivotal role in this talented artist’s journey.
Q: First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Well I got my start back into music due to a chance meeting with a circus ringmaster as I was moving out of my apartment as the result of a mutual breakup. It was from here I began training as a hand to hand acrobat and shifted into something more suitable, the circus vocal performer. Here I met my buddy Justin who re-ignited my love of songwriting and helped me regain some confidence in music as my path. I had stepped away from music for many years after my moms passing and was in a series of relationships that were not the most nurturing of my music dream. It was all fate that I would find my way back though! Forever grateful to the circus!
Q: What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Don’t let fear stop you from starting. The more we push ourselves to do, the easier it gets. I’ve taught myself performing is safe and I won’t die if a show doesn’t go perfectly. Perfect isn’t real either and no one can relate to that, so allow yourself to be unafraid and vulnerable. That will win every single time.
Q:When you decide it’s time to make Leap of Faith”, is that more exciting or stressful?
Both. It’s so liberating and relieving to know you don’t have to stay in the same zone you built for yourself if it doesn’t end up feeling right. It can be tough to leave that comfort though, and rewriting your life path is a lot!!! It’s definitely stressful.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
It really depends on where I’m at mentally. Sometimes they just pour out of me like water and other times, it’s really hard to find the words.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Compare yourself to your yesterday and acknowledge even the smallest of progress. We have to celebrate our wins. It’s part of loving ourselves and overall helps with manifestation. If our vibe is high, everything else just flows a bit better.
Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car right now?
I’ve been belting out a lot of SIA lately. @nadiavaeh
Q :What are your future goals as a music artist?
I want to travel the world performing with some of my inspirations and have my music lend to film and television stories. I want to also work with young artists on helping them on their journeys and help them avoid some of the heartache that I’ve experienced as a woman in the industry.
Q: What was your most memorable performance to date?
As of right now, my recent show in Denver, Colorado at Larimer Lounge was a favorite! It was just sooo fun to have a crowd sing my lyrics with me. I’ve never experienced that before!! I almost lost it on stage crying lol .
Q :How can we follow you on social media ??
@nadiavaeh on all social media platforms! /nadiavaehtv on YouTube.