Heartbreak Pending: We Caught Up With VINCINT
Ahead of his heartbreaking Valentine Day EP release, ‘The Feeling’, we caught up with the vocal superpower that is VINCINT. Having already released his first single of 2020 ‘Save Myself‘, VINCINT isn’t holding back and is setting himself up for a fierce year. Many people may recognise VINCINT from his performance of ‘Creep’ on The Four back in 2018. Since then he has been working with several influential people within the music industry from the likes of Parson James & Wrabel to John Greenham, who has helped produce his latest EP. Check out some of his work below.
With a week until release, here’s what VINCINT had to say about the release, the past few months and whats to come for 2020…
BM: For anyone reading this who hasn’t discovered VINCINT yet, how would you sum up your style and what is the first track they should listen to?
VINCINT: So I’m in love with 90’s actresses and pop stars so I pull a lot of my fashion from them! Meg Ryan, Whoopi Goldberg, Princess Diana, Julia Roberts, it’s the comfort but chic look! The long trench with a crop and a baggy legged pant with docs haha
Hmmmm… I think the first track people should listen to to get a feel for me would be “Please Don’t Fall In Love!
BM: We know how involved you are in the LGBTQ+ community and how much it means to yourself. Having attended events like the LA LGBT 50th, how did it feel being invited over to London to perform at the Gay Times Honours 500?
VINCINT: Honours 500 was such a special experience I got to finally meet so many of the artist and friends I had made online and hang out and really get a chance to bond and make memories. Performing was a dream, it’s always exciting diving into a new world and being met with love and acceptance. Such a special night.
BM: You debut single ‘Marrow‘ was released back in 2017. Firstly we have to say what a single to launch with, incredible vocals… From releasing that single, how do you think your artistic style has changed and matured over the last 2 / 3 years?
VINCINT: Thank you! I’m so proud that was my first song released, it holds a special place in my heart. I think my music has definitely shifted and gone in the direction I’ve always wanted. Its a nostalgic dance while you cry kinda mood and that’s for sure my goal.
BM: Success doesn’t come easily in the music industry and behind the scenes there is a lot of hard work that goes into every last detail, no matter how small. Following on from a tweet below… What’s your go to motivational track and what advice would you give to someone trying to make their way in the music industry as an artist?
VINCINT: I’d say my go to song for motivation recently would ironically have to be ‘Motivation‘ by a Normani it just get me pumped and ready to take on the world it’s a certified hit! The best advice I could give is be honest! Make sure you’re telling your story and no one else is influencing that! It’s your life/career/art it should be solely yours and in that you’ll find the confidence to be able the art you want and love.
BM: As an indepedent artist what does it mean to get such amazing support from the likes of Billboard, Apple Music, Gay Times Etc.
VINCINT: Having support from these platforms and publications is literally what made my career jump off! The love I’ve been shown is overwhelming and because of them my music has reached much further than it would have if I was on my own. I’m forever grateful and hope that it continues!
BM: What was your first ever job? When did you first know that music, and song writing, was what you wanted to do as a career?
VINCINT: My first job was putting together computer at my old middle school over the summer while I was off from high school! It was the best I loved it haha. My Dad was a singer and was the reason I got into music in the first place and then listening to writers like Joni Mitchell, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spector, Stevie Wonder, Robyn and Bjork hearing the way they wrote about love and heartbreak a made me want to pick a pen and try to write from my perspective.
BM: We know you are incredibly proud of all your music you have released over the last few years. If you had to choose one track which would be your favorite and why?
VINCINT: Hmmm that’s a hard one since they’re all my babies but I’d have to say ‘Remember Me‘ it was the first song I released where I felt like this is it, this is how I want to write and how I want to feel after I hear a song. It was a rush of euphoria when that song was finally done. It just felt right.
BM: ‘Mine’ was the third track which you released back in 2018 which had a really great reception. What was the story and motivation behind the track?
VINCINT: I wrote ‘Mine‘ with my friend Pretty Sister and it’s about wanting to be with someone who is in love with someone else haha (awful I know) but it’s about knowing you’re a better fit than a person you’re with! I would not recommend ever telling someone the lyrics in this song! Haha
BM: We know you are a massive fan of Lizzo and her unconditional love for everyone. What has been your favorite Lizzo moment?
VINCINT: It would have to be the VMA moment it was the first time in a long time watching that I had this overall feeling of joy and you could feel it throughout the room and the screen. She brought joy back to the VMA’s!
BM: If you had the chance to collaborate with any artist in the world who would it be and why?
VINCINT: I would love to do something with The 1975 they are one of my favorite bands! I love Matt and his mind it would be incredible! Maybe someday!
BM: Your latest single ‘Someday‘ is a real tell of how versatile you are as an artist, from the stunning vocals to the captivating music video. Where do you think your drive and eye for perfection comes from?
VINCINT: I think it comes from my upbringing my father pushed me to be the best I could be waking up everyday and practicing and making sure that I’d I wanted this to be my life than I had to commit. It’s also from watching my heroes like Beyoncé, Celine, Robyn they gave us perfection and no less than 110%
BM: What does 2020 look like for VINCINT and what can we expect in the form of new music?
VINCINT: You can expect my new EP ‘The Feeling’ out on February 14th some new music videos, a tour and a bunch of new music! It’s going to be an exciting year!
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Posted By Andrew Bottomley