Vajra is now streaming their reimagined version of Pat Benatar's 1983 classic "Love Is A Battlefield". Vajra retains all the hooks of the original while injecting plenty of their own heaviness into the mix.
"We don't normally do covers, but we wanted to pay tribute to one of our inspirations, and we wanted a song that had some room to 'Vajra-size' and make our own. We were diving down the New York Thruway singing along to the radio, and when Annamaria soared through this song, I knew it was the one." said guitarist Dave Sussman.
"The song captures some of the confusion that I have in a world that feels upside down," added frontwoman Annamaria Pinna. "We are all still recovering from the pandemic, shut-downs, and are embroiled in a broken economy. We haven’t fully healed. Music and art seem to be overshadowed by scripted reality TV, and I'm not sure where I fit anymore. I've been re-examining who I am, and singing this song grounds me to the earth, and inspires me to wipe my face, get in there, and figure it out."
On the video itself, Sussman commented: "We came up with the concept, had a friend shoot the video, and we edited it ourselves. No green screens, no CGI, no costumes, no pseudo-angry faces… we’re not interested in competing with the slick big-budget hallmarks of modern metal videos. We simply wanted to put you right inside our Brooklyn practice space with us, and feel us… know us. We want you to dance around the room with us."
Check it out above and go see Vajra live at one of the below dates! Tickets are available here.
10/15 – Chicago, IL – Otherworld Theatre
10/17 – Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedraft's Brewing Co.
10/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe