The Beast You Feed is the first full-length album from Veridia with the album's title being inspired by a Cherokee proverb.[4] It was independently released on October 26, 2018 and was funded by a highly successful crowd funding campaign.[5]

The Beast You Feed
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)
Veridia chronology
Summer Sessions vol 1
The Beast You Feed
Singles from The Beast You Feed
  1. "Numb"
    Released: July 27, 2018[1][not verified in body]
  2. "I Won't Stay Down"
    Released: September 28, 2018[2][not verified in body]
  3. "Cheshire Smile"
    Released: October 19, 2018[3][not verified in body]

Critical reception edit

Professional ratings
Review scores
365 Days of Inspiring Media4.5/5[6]

Courtney Simpson from stated, "Veridia has satisfied our heart's desire to hear more of what's pouring from their hearts by at last releasing a full length album... They certainly did not waste it either."[7]

Kayla Hefter from wrote, "Their songs combine rock, alternative-pop, and electronic elements, each telling a unique story. The Beast You Feed takes you on an emotional journey that leads you from dark confessional songs to songs of declaration and realization."[8]

Joshua Andre at 365 Days of Inspiring Media, giving the EP a rating of four and a half out of five, wrote, "The Beast You Feed hits hard and delves into many different issues. Even if you aren't a fan of hard rock, there will be something from the release that will inspire and encourage you."[6]

Singles edit

"Numb", the album's first single released on July 27, 2018[9] describes "drowning out sadness with music".[8] The second single, "I Won't Stay Down", released on September 28, 2018, and serves as "both a battle cry and an ode to the discovery of inner strength".[10] The third single, "Cheshire Smile", released on October 19, 2018,[11] a week before the album,[12] serves as an "example of covering up sadness with a smile."[8]

Track listing edit

2."Cheshire Smile"3:28
3."Feed the Animal"2:58
6."I Won't Stay Down"3:26
10."I'll Never Be Ready" (featuring Amy Lee)3:02
Total length:32:52

Chart performance edit

Chart (2018) Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[13] 14
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[14] 18
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 38
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[16] 44

References edit

  1. ^ Andre, Joshua. "VERIDIA - Numb (Single)".
  2. ^ Lajoie, Brandon. "VERIDIA - I Won't Stay Down".
  3. ^ Samaroo, Stephen. "VERIDIA - Cheshire Smile".
  4. ^ Nikkel, Mary. "Vibrant Duality: 'The Beast You Feed' by VERIDIA". OnesToWatch.
  5. ^ "VERIDIA's Debut Album is Here". RadioU.
  6. ^ a b Andre, Joshua (October 26, 2018). "Music Reviews: VERIDIA – The Beast You Feed". 365daysofinspiringmedia. 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Simpson, Courtney. "VERIDIA Satisfies Our Heart's Desires with The Beast You Feed". Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  8. ^ a b c Hefter, Kayla (October 25, 2018). "Premier: Veridia Takes Us On a Journey Through Life's Highs and Lows with "The Beast You Feed"". OnestoWatch. Ones to Watch.
  9. ^ "Veridia - Numb - Single". Louderthanthemusic.
  10. ^ "Veridia - I Won't Stay Down". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Veridia - "Cheshire Smile"". Ten9promotions.
  12. ^ "VERIDIA Cheshire Smile". Facebook.
  13. ^ "Veridia Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  14. ^ "Veridia – Alternative Album Sales Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  15. ^ "Veridia – Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  16. ^ "Veridia – Chart History: Rock Album Sales". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.