Vita Chambers likes to laugh and has a radiant smile that could set a million hearts aflutter, but don’t dismiss the 22-year-old Juno-nominated singer as just another pop princess. “I try to make music that implements a sense of power,” Chambers says. “Growing up, that’s what music instilled in me.”
The Barbadian-Canadian beauty (she’s become accustomed to the inevitable Rihanna comparisons) spent the early years of her career touring with Justin Bieber, performing at the Soul Train Awards and honing her writing skills. But the powerful tunes from her childhood — she lists Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Queen and Led Zeppelin as early influences — were never far from her mind. Youthful bubblegum tracks gave way to electro-pop hits like her breakout hit “Fix You” and 2015’s war-themed alternative rock ballad “Kings of Love”.
With a new single entitled “His Love” set to drop next month, Chambers took a short break from her imminent rise to superstardom to play a quick round of “Would You Rather?” with us.
Would you rather live a day in the life of North West or Blue Ivy?
North West, definitely. She has the better wardrobe. And mostly I just think it would be amazing to watch Kanye do everyday tasks around the house. Like wipe up spilled juice or something. Hilarious.
Would you rather live in a world with no electricity or no dogs?
Oh! No electricity! I couldn’t imagine a life without dogs.
Would you rather listen to the same song for the rest of your life or sing the same song for the rest of your life?
Oh god, what’s the difference? I would say sing the same song forever because that might not make me go mad. And if I sang the same song all the time I would eventually perfect the way I sang it and I’d do remixes of it. There’s a little more room to wiggle around with it.
Would you rather be a super slow walker or a super slow talker?
Super slow walker. I’d rather be physically impaired than verbally. [Laughs.] Or have people think that I’m verbally impaired when I’m just taking my time!
Would you rather have hair that grows at an alarming rate or be completely bald?
Okay, well, I basically already have hair that grows too fast so I guess I’ll just keep it and grow my hair really long.
You know, hair everywhere would grow super fast.
Oh. OH! Oh god. I guess I’m investing in a lot of laser hair removal. [Laughs.] I’d be like Cousin It from The Addams Family. Blind dates would be hilarious.
Would you rather spend a whole plane ride asleep on the shoulder of the person next to you or have them asleep on your shoulder?
Definitely me asleep on them. If they fell asleep on me, I’d feel like I couldn’t move for the entire flight, I wouldn’t want to wake them up. I’m too nice to even slide my seat back, I feel bad for the person beside me. So, for once, I’d like to be the person comfortable and asleep!