A new single release from Vince Spano brings out a refreshing and colorful pop-rock and alternative soundscape that boasts tons of personality and character as it delivers massive choruses that bounce around in your brain for hours after the song has ended.
"Flatline" comes through with great personality and an absolutely clear love for his craft which is just dripping out of every note throughout the course of this track.
One of the things I love about this is how well done and polished it turned out because you can tell there was a lot of attention to detail and the intricacies throughout the recording process and the mixing process however it never ever loses that soul and heart that it was created from in the first place.
Being able to pull something like that off takes a lot and Vince really took his time with making the song authentic and genuine.
There's an anthemic tonality to this track and the arrangement is also so well done because you end up waiting for the verses to burst back into those huge choruses again so you can sing along.
And that's what this is. This is a song that you can sing along with by the end of the song, but you can also jump around the living room to it, head bang, put your fists in the air and just enjoy it.
It feels really good to listen to a song like this because it's got that great combination of edginess and color which is a perfect balance for this genre.
You want to have a song that hits hard and loud but also that you remember the melodies from and has this positive energy to it.
Everything about this track is done with a graceful touch even the guitar solo part and the way it was built and woven showcases youth in songwriters that are doing things based on bands that influence them but also doing them with fewer boundaries.
Most of all, you can tell that this all came from someplace real like a life experience for the artist himself.
It certainly came through as relatable and works so well for fans of most genres of rock music that you can turn up really loud and still love it.
With the release of such a killer single, we wanted to have a sit down with Vince Spano to find out where the song actually did come from and what might be coming up next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with "Flatline " This single had an alternative edginess to it that made it feel really massive but still had tons of melody!! How did this track come about?
This track is actually really interesting because it's the fastest i have ever written a song before. I usually start things off on my acoustic and spend a few hours crafting the song and then maybe the next day I'll move it over on electric and build what the actual song sounds like, but this just came out of nowhere. I was just noodling on my electric and maybe 5 minutes later i had the full song written. It was crazy, it was like a pure burst of raw energy.
Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you as an artist? When did you fall in love with music?
Music started for me in Highschool. Life started to move a bit too fast for me. I saw the things i loved as a kid start to fade away, i saw my parents get older day by day, and i had no idea how to express any of than other than to play guitar and write. At the time i really felt like i was alone in feeling this way, it was like if everyone in school was enjoying the ride and i was desperately trying to slow it down.
Buzz Slayers: This single has some great styles on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
Some of my biggest musical influences are definitely Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Catfish and the Bottlemen, John Mayer, and Guns n' Roses just to name a few, but there's plenty of other amazing bands and artists that helped me find and develop my sound. I'm sure as time goes by there will be many more bands and artists that will help me develop and switch up my style even further.
Buzz Slayers: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?
When I'm not working on music, I am a huge geek! You'll catch me at every single superhero movie premier, at the comic shop, at a record shop, or just going out to see other bands playing shows. I'm also just a big collector of a bunch of random things like records, comics, movies, watches, artwork, cassettes, I'm a sucker for all that stuff.
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
Right now, I've been listening to a lot of bands like Bilmuri and Loathe.Those new albums from White Reaper and Tigercub have been going heavy on my rotation too for sure!
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
I just played my single release party last night in Austin, Tx. I have a show next Friday the 14th in my hometown of Brownsville, Tx. And the 22nd of this month i will be playing a summer bash party in Austin as well. More information on that one coming soon and there will definitely be many more shows to come really soon.
Buzz Slayers: Did you record this yourself or hit a big studio for this?
I actually recorded the majority of this song in my hometown, and in my childhood home. I visited my childhood home this past winter and turned the living room into a full studio where I was able to record a ton of new music.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future? Anything coming up?
Expect a lot. A ton of new music, as many shows as we can book this year, and so many more cool things that I've been working on recently. I'm so excited for you guys to see what I have planned this year and I promise this is just the beginning.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Thank you, guys, so much for all the love on the new single. Keep streaming "Flatline." Share it with your friends, your family, your dogs, your cats, everyone! I love each and every one of you all and I'll see you on the road very soon!