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INTERVIEW: Jack Vandervelde

Hi Jack, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I have been great thank you for asking! Enjoying my time in the UK. How are you?

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Trouble”? / Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Trouble is a song I wrote in 2014 about a potential relationship that I quickly realized would not work. It goes back to the hook of “Ive been around this trouble before”. I had been in a situation like this in the past and quickly identified that it would not work out. It is not easy to walk away but sometimes you just have to.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I am working on one right now. I am taking the do it yourself approach. I am looking to do something that will involve my time here in London so stay tuned!

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process for this one was based around the loop pedal. I actually came up with the loop first and then the lyrics and melody. It was not until a year later that I recorded it when I moved to New York. It was recorded at Cove City Sounds in Long Island where I also did the live video for the song as well. It is an amazing studio and everyone there was a pleasure to work with.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along? Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Yes, a lot of new music is on the way. Not only do I have the songs recorded in New York but I am also in the process of recording five more songs here in London which will be done by the summer! I do not know when they are coming out but you can expect new music in the next few months. It will be my best music yet! I am never good at choosing titles so I am open for suggestions!

Any plans to hit the road?

I just got back from a UK radio tour but I will be hitting the road with Aston Merrygold in the first week of May. I am supporting him May 3rd in Manchester at the Gorilla, May 4th in Birmingham at the Academy Institute, and May 5th in London at the O2 Academy Islington. Any other new dates I get in the future I will be posting on my socials so feel free to check in and say hi. All of my socials are @JackVandervelde and as of now my Jack Vandervelde Facebook music page is my HQ.

What else is happening next in Jack Vandervelde’s world?

As of now it is 100% music. My big focus is the next batch of songs and booking shows! I have some days off so I will be sure to take in London!

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