Singled Out: Vintage Blue's Speak

02/20/2012
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Today Ben Bassett of Vintage Blue tells us about the song "Speak" from their brand new album "Strike the Mics," which just hit stores. Here is the story:

I was actually on a trip to St. Louis for an old job. I decided to bring along my guitar. As an artist, sometimes you just get a feeling. It turns out that my meeting for the next day was cancelled and I was stuck in my hotel room. I started playing around with a few different ideas and recording them on my computer. I came up with three tunes, but only one made our most recent record. That song was "Speak."

"Speak" was written about a girl I once fell for. Gorgeous and sweet with that one-of-a-kind of spark. In fact, the song used to have her name in the title! Thing was, she was engaged. The song expresses the feelings of love, mixed with the frustration of not being able to have that love. In the song I even plead "that diamond ring don't mean a thing, when you know it should be you and me."

In the studio, our producer Jamie Candiloro, who has worked with REM, Ryan Adams and Luscious Jackson, took the song to another level from the original guitar riff. By suggesting the addition of synth and some little funky guitar tricks, he helped us make it into the funky tune that has ended up being our first single.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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